ST JOHN’S, Antigua – As Lone Wolf protestors continue to picket the controversial Wadadli Power Plant deal, the group is taking issue with the silence of some senior members of the opposition Antigua Labour Party (ALP) on the issue.
Lone Wolf has also indicated that the aim now is not just to get answers about the deal with the Chinese but it is also seeking to oust the ruling administration and the current Chinese Ambassador David Shoul.
Chief organiser of the pickets, Vere Bird III, said, “The Antigua Labour Party has done nothing about this scandal and we think it is unacceptable. Lester said he wrote a letter to the Governor General and Chinese ambassador … It took them six months to get to that level and then Gaston Browne, two weeks ago, said he was writing a letter to the PM for him to produce the documents.”
He added, “I expect (the ALP) to be screaming bloody hell and shouting murder and protesting in the streets; something more than writing letters.”
The group has scrapped its plans to petition the foreign minister and will be forging ahead in petitioning the president of China for full disclosure of the Power Plant document, the removal of Liu Hanming, among other issues.
“We going to let him know that Liu Hanming sat down at a press conference on February 6, came 15,000 plus miles from China and come and tell us the generators new,” Bird said.
“Baldwin, Shoul, Clarvis Joseph, the representatives of BCEG (Beijing Construction Engineering Group) – but nobody brought the documents to say they were new. We are going to tell the president to get rid of this man and not to send him back until he learns some manners.”
With T-shirts and placards bearing slogans, “Long live Antigua. Long live Taiwan. Long live Tibet,” approximately a dozen protesters picketed the Chinese embassy in Marble Hill.
Bird said the protests would intensify with weekly pickets.
He said the Lone Wolf is aiming to tandardi itself in uniforms as a pressure group that will highlight the wrongs in society.
However Bird said no politician or political candidate could form part of the executive as the body would be an independent non-political unit.
“We not backing down. We getting rid of Baldwin Spencer, Ming; and we want the Chinese to follow the laws of Antigua & Barbuda in dealing with any parties,” Bird III said.