CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – CANDIDATES of the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) are confident of retaining governance of Nevis whenever elections are called.
Pushing their positive attitude, officials in the party believe they would not only win, but would do so by taking all five seats on offer at the elections.
CCM's Executive member and Junior Minister in the Nevis Island Assembly, Hazel Brandy-Williams told SKNVibes yesterday (Nov. 1) that it is a known fact that elections are looming and are due by early next year.
She reminded that the party had its convention over the weekend, stating that it was a huge success where the leadership baton was handed over.
However, no date has been set and Brandy-Williams noted that there needs to be an initial meeting between the new leader of the party and the outgoing one – Mark Brantley and Vance Amory respectively - before an announcement is made.
She noted that once they would have decided on a date, “then it is full throttle from now until elections”.
The party is “confident” that it would win all five of the seats at the elections, but the Junior Minister was quick to point out that they are not over confident in relation to the elections.
“…We are confident enough to know that we would win the next elections,” she stressed.
She added: “We are confident and we have always pushed five seats, and this year we are even more confident that the likelihood that we would get five seats is eminent.”
The confidence is coming against the backdrop of the party undertaking a number of programmes geared towards development of the people on the island.
“It is not only about projects, it is about touching the lives of people. If you were following us closely, you would have seen the number of persons whose lives we would have touched.”
She pointed to the lives of seniors, single mothers and youths, stating that it was a thrust they undertook for a number of years.
She also stated that it was a connection between them as a party and the people of Nevis.
The Nevis Island Administration elections is constitutionally due early next year, and the CCM would be led into that by Deputy Premier Mark Brantley.