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Opposition Leader, Hon. Andrew Fahie has made it clear that the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) will not be taking part in any battle to ascertain the eligibility of the National Democratic Party's (NDP) leader, Hon. Myron Walwyn to contest the next general elections.
Earlier today, July 4, BVI Platinum News published an article after obtaining leaked documents that discussions have surfaced again with regards to the eligibility of Minister of Education, Hon. Walwyn, who is preparing to contest another General Elections. The discussions were between two prominent lawyers.
In a statement, the executive body of VIP, said that it's not a battle they intend to be part of, but labelled it as an NDP internal fight.
"There seems to be a looming battle between the NDP members concerning the eligibility of their elected members. The subject of who is and who is not eligible to sit as a Member in the House of Assembly has been adequately covered in the revised Constitution Order 2007 of the Virgin Islands which incidentally was initiated and passed during a NDP Administration," the statement said.
It further noted that, if the NDP members at this time wish to re-open the subject of the eligibility of their very own members then it is only fair to say that it is their prerogative to do so, "but they will be best advised that the Virgin Islands Party Executive will choose what battles they will address. This is an "NDP" fight; Not a "VIP" battle!"
As reported, the deliberations between a lawyer who supports the VIP and another who largely supports the NDP, was shared with prominent VIP members, including Opposition Leader, Hon. Fahie; former VIP Chairman, Carvin Malone; former Permanent Secretary, Julian Willock, and others.