St. John’s Antigua- Senator Winston Williams Jr will not compete in the upcoming general elections which are constitutionally due in 2014 – according to a statement he released.
Williams said he has informed Political Leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP), Baldwin Spencer and Party Chairman, Harold Lovell, of his decision not to contest the upcoming general elections.
It leaves a position open on the UPP slate for the St John’s Rural South Constituency.
Williams wrote to the Branch Chairperson, Janicia Watkins, stating: “It has been my pleasure to serve the branch and by extension the people of St John’s Rural South.
“Please convey to the thousands of persons and supporters who voted for me both in the 2004 and 2009 General Elections, my wholehearted appreciation for their encouragement, prayers and steadfastness.
“The journey began in 2002, when I presented myself to the people of my beloved Rural South. You all embraced me and called me your own; for as long as I live, I will never, ever forget your kindness,” he added.
Williams gave his commitment to work with whoever is selected to represent the constituency and redouble his efforts to ensure that the constituency is returned to the United Progressive Party.