"I have indicated to the political leader and my colleagues that I do not wish to be a candidate in the next general elections...
I know that my wishes had initially taken them by surprise, but they have now fully accepted my vision about bringing change to this constituency moving forward...
As the General Secretary of the NNP, I want to lead this consolidation effort. I want to play a pivotal role in the campaign ahead – and then beyond that.
When the NNP is returned to office – something I am very confident about – I want to be able to turn my full attention to the affairs of the Party.
We have to expand our membership; attract young leaders; build the headquarters and remain consistent with our philosophy of inclusion and empowerment.
This is a vision that I have set for myself and the Party, and this is a vision that my colleagues have bought into.
It is not every politician that has this special opportunity--to transition from one role to the next on his or her own terms. I have been lucky to have had that opportunity.
Additionally, I am of the view that having served four terms as parliamentarian, I have run an important leg in this relay, and I am confident that I can now pass the baton to, if not equally capable – perhaps even more capable, people....
As I am transitioning from Government to frontline politics, I told the Prime Minister that I will have an obligation to work even harder than I did in government because I will be working only for my Party; therefore if my Party loses, then I have no job. I have to ensure that NNP stays in government; not only for the betterment of Grenada, but for my own livelihood."
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