Leon Natta-Nelson, the St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) candidate for St Christopher 7 has disclosed that several young men who were ordered by relatives of Prime Minister Dr the Hon Timothy Harris not to attend his recent event have reached out to him.
“One of his brothers called around to tell them ‘not to go down there.’ Of course the guys are going to reach out to me. The next morning a couple of them called or came and said ‘boy Leon don’t feel no way you know, we wanted to come down, but we stayed on the hill and watch or we walk the back way, but we appreciate you. We got you’,” Natta-Nelson related to Douglas Wattley, host of “The Rebuttal,” on Kyss 102.5 FM.
Douglas admitted that he was concerned because “I get the impression that some people think that they have control over these youngsters and maybe inclined to use them in a negative way.”
Wattley, a former chairman of Timothy Harris’ Peoples Labour Party(PLP) expressed his concern that “some people think that they have power over these people.”
“It concerns me,” said Wattley, who along with several executive officers ad co-founders were ousted from the PLP for demanding accountability for over EC$10 million in campaign funds in the 2016 general elections.
Two persons down to participate in Natta-Nelson’s introductory event to the constituency did not participate after members of Dr Harris’ family allegedly confronted their parents.
Dr Harris was the SKNLP candidate in the general elections of 1993, 1995, 2000, 2004 and 2010. He formed his PLP in 2013 after he was dismissed from the SKNLP cabinet of which he was a minister for 18 years.
Harris with just one seat in the coalition became prime minister although two other parties – the Peoples Action Movement (PAM) and the Concerned Citizens Movement hold four and two seats respectively – enough to form a majority government without Harris.