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Jul 14, 2020

Sedi Leaves Pickstock, No Successor Named As Yet

Wilfred ‘Sedi’ Elrington

Another U.D.P. minister to exit the political stage is Pickstock Area Representative Wilfred ‘Sedi’ Elrington. He is demitting office at the end of his tenure and like Vega, he has also expressed publicly that he will not be seeking re-election under Faber’s stewardship of the United Democratic.  It leaves his successor in quite a predicament, trying to cover ground within the constituency with less than four months to go before the next general elections.

 

Isani Cayetano

“Do you believe sir that you would have left the party in an unfair [position], or at a disadvantage should I say; you’d leave them at a disadvantage considering that you would be stepping down now with theoretically only a few months ahead of the next general elections, for a replacement?”

 

Wilfred ‘Sedi’ Elrington, Area Representative, Pickstock

“I had signaled some time ago that I would have done that.  This is not the first time that I made that public.”

 

Reporter

“Who will replace you in Pickstock, sir?”

 

Wilfred Elrington

“I don’t know.”

 

Reporter

“Will you have a hand in it?”

 

Wilfred Elrington

“No.”

 

Reporter

“Is your daughter interested in it?”

 

Wilfred Elrington

“No.  No member of my family is going to be involved in Pickstock.”

 

Reporter

“Do you realize that you are, I mean while you have come under sustained attack, you are the lion of Pickstock for the U.D.P.  This is historically a P.U.P. division and you have won it in three successive terms, even under heavy battlements from non-political organizations outside the mass party frame.  I’m saying as hard as it may sound, without you the U.D.P. doesn’t have a chance in Pickstock, it may seem.”

 

Wilfred Elrington

“Well again, I won’t comment on that.  What I would like to say is that I would like to thank the people of Pickstock who really have been faithful and stalwart supporters of mine over the years and really.  My only regret is that I know a lot of them are going to be disappointed by my departure at this point in time.”


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