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Munroe wants another shot at Freetown

Wayne Munroe, QC, said yesterday he is seeking a nomination from the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) to run as the party’s candidate for Freetown in the general election in 2022.

“If I’m afforded an opportunity for the PLP, I’ll be a candidate in the next election,” Munroe said.

“I’ve never left the area that I contested last time and I’ll be seeking the PLP’s nomination in that area however it looks in the next election.”

Munroe was ratified as the PLP’s candidate for Freetown, formerly Montagu, months before the 2017 general election. He lost to Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar.

In 2015, Munroe joined the PLP after running for the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) in the 2012 election.

Munroe is not the first PLP to have received a nomination in 2017 to publicly express interest in running in the next election.

Former Tourism Minister Obie Wilchombe said he is vying for ratification from the party.

Former Tall Pines MP Leslie Miller has said that no one will stop him from running, even if he has to explore the option as an independent candidate if denied a nomination by the party.

The PLP won only four of the 39 seats in the House of Assembly in the May 2017 general election.

In August, PLP Chairman Fred Mitchell said at the end of the day the party has a “new sheriff in town” and the leadership of the party will ensure that the rules set out for candidacy selection will be followed.

“There’s a process and everyone who follows those rules will get a fair hearing,” he said.

“But no one from the start has been told, ‘no’. And no one from the start will be given a bligh. Everybody has to follow the rules, and that applies to everyone.”

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Jasper Ward

Jasper Ward started at The Nassau Guardian in September 2018. Ward covers a wide range of national and social issues. Education: Goldsmiths, University of London, MA in Race, Media and Social Justice

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