St Kitts and Nevis Labour party is searching for its next national leader, who will hold the baton to lead the 89-year-old political party after Dr Denzil Llewellyn Douglas decided to step down from the position. The party will hold its Annual National Conference on November 28, 2021, where they will elect its leader.
Three contenders are competing to lead the oldest political party of the country, Dr Geoffrey Hanley from Constituency number 1; Konris Maynard from Constituency number 3 and Dr Terrance Drew from Constituency number 8.
Two candidates have already commenced their campaigns with full enthusiasm. They are interacting with the general public via social media platforms and also meeting them in person in order to gain public support for them.
The reason behind Dr Doughlas stepped down as the party’s national leader –
It is believed that longer disputes between Dr Doughlas and SKNLP’s Chairman – Dr Terrance Drew, over the leadership of the party made him to step down as party’s leader. Though he never came in front and gave statements against Dr Dew, but he earlier stated that Dr Hanley and Maynard would be his names for the position.
Although, Dr Doughlas highlighted that he will not leave the party but is stepping down from the throne, adding that, “I would not hope to be on the ballot which will take place this November”.
After this unrest between the members of SKNLP, it would be interesting to see who will sit on the throne from the 3 candidates and how the new leader will guide and lead the party in the right direction.