Statement by Mr. Hensley Daniel following the decision by the Court of Appeal
|Mr. Hensley Daniel- NRP candidate of St. Johns Constituency|
ZIZ News…Aug 28, 2012 — Hensley Daniel who served as Deputy Premier in the Nevis Island Administration has resigned. This followed a decision by the Court of Appeal that his election to the Nevis Island Assembly on July 11, 2011 was null and void.
Daniel issued the following statement following the court decision:
In light of the Court of Appeal’s decision and consistent with my tremendous respect for decisions of our Courts and the rule of law, I am announcing that I have today tendered my resignation as a Minister of the Nevis Island Administration with immediate effect, and I have so advised the Premier, Mr. Joseph Parry.
The troops in Nevis 2 have been mobilized and I have relocated to the battlefield in Cox.
Let us be clear, elections are not won in the Courts, but at the polls. In 2006 and again in 2011, we won at the polls. We will do so again when the Hon. Premier decides to call the bi-elections.
The Courts have spoken, now it is time for my people from Bath to Pondhill in whom I have great confidence to speak and to speak loudly.
I have no doubt that they will return me to the Nevis Island Assembly to continue the service I started, and this time, not by 14 votes, but by 14 times 14.