The sitting members are as expected, but the ousting of Rose Brown as the CIP candidate was a surprise.
Actually, the main surprise was finding out that the CIP executive had such high standards about vaka jumping. Or do those standards apply only to the female gender?
Funny how vaka jumping was not an issue when Albert Nicholas – former Demo – was lured over to the CIP by the offer of a cabinet position. But then again he is a man.
Whatever the case, it seems that our rambling Rose will probably struggle to retain her seat now that she has to run as an independent candidate.
Incidentally, the Demo executive are not immune from this critique.
What on earth are they thinking, to accept the nomination of such a young person with no experience in life – let alone in politics and good governance – to run against such a savvy political operator as Minister Nandi Glassie?
Speaking of Atiu politics, it is a mystery to me as to why Norman George didn’t choose to run in his former seat?
Whether he wins or not, surely it is a case of better the devil you know than the devil you don’t? That saying could apply to both the candidate and electorate alike.
Whatever the case, these elections have suddenly become an interesting spectator sport.
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