Former Deputy Premier and At-Large Candidate, Dr. Kedrick Pickering has provided insight into his return to the National Democratic Party (NDP) following the public split ahead of the 2019 elections.
The former Seventh District Representative appeared on the same platform with Independent Candidate Perline Scatliffe-Leonard this week.
“I had to admit to myself I wasn’t doing something that wasn’t right...and I took up the phone and I called Hon. Myron Walwyn and I spoke to him and I say ‘what I had to tell him and I say we need to work together,” Dr. Pickering stated.
He added, “It wasn’t him who called me. I called him because I was the one carrying around unforgiveness in my heart and I want to live a life of faith and do what is right and what that is, the country is bigger than all of us.”
Dr. Pickering noted that family break up and fall apart, but it was decided that they sit down and have a conversation on getting back together because the country needs the NDP.
He stated that there are those who have questioned his return to the NDP based on his indication that he will not work with certain people again in politics.
According to Dr. Pickering, he was thinking about what was happening in the country and the NDP asked him to reconsider rejoining the family.
“I said let me pray about this thing and see what happens. I think I have tried to live out my fate …I heard a voice said to me, ‘you cannot claim to be a Christian and believe in God in one hand, and you are carrying around unforgiveness in the other hand’. It cannot work,” Dr. Pickering stated.