We are going to win this constituency – Higgs Adams

Adams says he is confident he will win this time
Adams says he is confident he will win this time

Candidate for the opposition United Workers Party (UWP), Higgs Adams said he is confident that this time around his party will win the Soufriere constituency seat.

Adams will be facing the DLP’s Denise Charles in a June 7 by-election in that constituency which has become necessary following the resignation of the former Labour Party MP, Ian Pinard, on April 26, 2016, because of what he said are allegations made against him.

Adams contested the Soufriere seat for the UWP in the 2014 general election and lost to Pinard, receiving 822 votes. Pinard received 1,326 ballots.

He has now a second chance against a different opponent and said during an interview on Q-95 FM on Tuesday that this time, he is confident of a win.

“Whenever you are in any contest and you lose that doesn’t mean you’re out. The people have supported me and that is why they are putting their confidence back in me and I have to give them what they ask for, and by all doubt we are going to win this constituency,” he said. “I am very confident about it and they are very excited.”

According to Adams his constituents are behind him and no matter what, he will “never” let them down.

He believes that whenever one is competing, “even if you lose the race, that doesn’t mean you lose.”

He said at the end of the day, “there are hundreds of supporters to support you so you must give them representation.”

When questioned about his defeat in the 2014 general election, Adams said, “One might say, well I didn’t have money…”

He said, however, money is the last thing on his mind.

“I came to the people, I spoke to them, I went house to house and people were saying to me all that money Labour party has, we don’t have money” but he explained, “I told them already election is not about money, election is giving yourself up to the people to represent them.”

He maintains that while money in an election is important, “It is not to buy the people, it is to run your campaign”

“Anybody who is coming to you to offer you things it means that he or she in this government is not doing their work,” he argued.

 

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24 Comments

  1. A Doubting Thomas In Solidarity
    May 12, 2016

    To me reading the article again after Marcus Hill post, the DNO article stated how many votes each of the candidates received in the last election but did not solve the math problem for us. Or did I miss it? To me they left that part up to us. It was Marcus Hill who said what the sum difference was between the winner and the loser. Sometimes we can read something over and over and still miss a significant point.

    At times some media organizations give us a one sided bit of information as breaking news and want us to believe that one sided information is the whole truth and they never seem to get the other side of the story for listeners or readers to have the full message. So we come to wrong information more often than not. However, not this time for DNO, Marcus you misread the article.

    The UWP candidate is not giving me the assurance he can win the by-election, which is good news for me because I am a DLP supporter and we know the constituency is DLP.

  2. Strange
    May 11, 2016

    soufriere and scotshead people that is the same Higgs you all voted to represent you in the village council. then close your eyes to all the outside distraction and vote him to represent you in parliament. He is one of your own. A people’s person

  3. May 11, 2016

    Higgs you will get your chance and you will represent your constituentcy well.

    Good luck !

  4. Black jack
    May 11, 2016

    Remember to vote on the 7th of June next month labour supporters must make sure Soufriere don’t fall into the worng hands, in politics never take anything for granted.

  5. As I see it
    May 11, 2016

    If Higgs was a good candidate why he not a senator.

  6. As I see it
    May 11, 2016

    Politicians politicians you lost by over 500 votes you have done nothing to have a swing towards your party and now you so confident. Take money self for votes because after the bi election the price in the supermarket is the same. No matter which side win.

  7. dan is the man in the van
    May 11, 2016

    Dominicans money is not all we cant go 6ft deep with the money. take the money now and vote out the DLP we are not whores and prostitutes we are citizens looking to be governed properly and with respect. so far this is not the case with the DLP. Higgs you don’t need money to win hearts you need understanding, compassion, love and most of all a willingness to support each and every one.. when you win this election it is your duty to demand from the DLP to support your constituency and if in the event they fail to do so then wen will see who the real VERMINS are.. Good luck Higgs with the grace of god you will conquer this evil and you will be victorious… CITIZENS OF SOURER AND THE REMAINING SOUTH, PLEASE VOTE FOR HIGSS… TAKE ALL THE GOODIES AND HAVE A MERRY TIME BUT AFTER THE ELECTION IS DONE THE GOODIES WILL HAVE VANISHED AND THEN YOU ALL WILL ALLER SOUSAY SEL UNDER DLP… FOOD CONSUME VIA DECIET IS SWEET BUT AFTER IT FEELS LIKE GRAVEL IN THE MOUTH.

  8. Black jack
    May 11, 2016

    Higgs, old chap if you win at Soufriere next month i will certainly pay all your bills for one year, because you have not got a chance.

  9. DEAR
    May 11, 2016

    NO one goes to vote for you so stop that crap about labour buying votes. Its a fact labour will win there seat again and higgs dont forget some people in your camp crook you when they told you they will vote for you and never did. Sometimes i wonder why LENNOX never invited you to most of there meetings. ONE MORE THING THAT SHOW YOU PUT ON WITH THAT YELLOW FISHERMAN COAT ON STAGE THAT WAS RUBBISH. Lets get a proper address coming from you….BEST OF LUCK…

  10. DC
    May 11, 2016

    UWP will lose. They do not know the strategies on how to win elections. Mistake #1- Wrong candidate. This man lost the last election by a wide margin, why would you offer him to the people? The Leader of the Party makes his interest a priority over the Party, just look at the poor representation that he has given to the people of Marigot, it is all about, Lennox, Lennox and Lennox. Therefore, I am not surprised at this latest error. UWP, your downfall is by your own doing. I love challenges, it bothers me that this will be too much of an easy win because the UWP has failed once more to show that they are ready.

  11. No Thanks
    May 11, 2016

    What % of Dominicans listen to Q+. If I had the money I would be living on another planet. Where is the leadership? The leader came to a funeral last week and what was his interaction with the people who he wants to support his platform. The PM VISITED Scotts Head and went by the bay to engage people in conversation. A HOUSE DIVIDED AGAINST ITSELF CANNOT STAND!

  12. Tom
    May 11, 2016

    According to Mr. Adams, he did not win the seat in 2014 because he did not have “money”. He is however very confident that he is going to win the seat this time around….just two years later. Can someone tell me what has changed in the political arena or his strategy that would cause a swing (he lost by 821 votes last election) by such a significant margin which will allow him to win the seat? Does he now have “money” to allow him to do the same thing that he is accusing the DLP of doing? Has his party done anything differently to convince voters that they are ready to manage the affairs of this country?

  13. May 11, 2016

    Mr. Adams I am not a loyalist of any political party yet I venture to endorse and support your campaign as it represents a stand against a Government that lacks a record of economic progress after more than 15 years in power. Although faced with the reality that a majority of the Citizens of your constituency have always demonstrated unyielding loyalty to the Dominica Labour Party and have apparently voted not on issues of national concern but on loyalty to party and the vast amounts of cash that flows from the coffers of the DLP during elections, it is admirable that you have decided to take on this uphill challenge. If this election was predicated upon the issues of good governance, record of performance and meaningful representation for a better Dominica you would have NOTHING to worry about. However, as an opposition candidate in a DLP stronghold your battle becomes one against power and money which represents a very high mountain to climb. Best of luck to you!!!

  14. uuu
    May 11, 2016

    Sorry I wish you all the best. You got the job because three other people refuse it. I admire your perseverance, but the women who said no to Linton’s behavior did you a favor.

  15. LifeandDeath
    May 11, 2016

    Mr. Higgs makes so much sense..Think about a sitting government having to buy votes in their very own constituency..that shows that they were definitely not doing a good enough Job..

    If the constituents still vote them back, although admittedly (by feeling the need to share goodies) they agree they didn’t do a good job, well so be it..this will show the depth of the voters ability to rationalize reasonably..let’s see

  16. Thomaian
    May 11, 2016

    I support UWP but honestly we are not ready to win. Politics is about money….do we have that? strategizing ? do we have that? no. Lennox knew that was in the making, was he ready? did he get people on the grounds going around and convince people to vote the party? Higgs is the only one proving himself and for.that Mr Adams you are a true man to the UWP. Wishing u best of luck when June 7 comes.

    • %
      May 11, 2016

      Is Lennox the UWP??? Stop talking foolishness,and if you are really a person who want change, go do some work!!! Are you waiting on ONE MAN to change Dominica?..Stop your hate, and put your doggone work into action.

      • KID ON THE BLOCK
        May 11, 2016

        %, why can’t you keep quiet for awhile? You are nothing more than Lennox’s Toilet Tissue. Soon you shall be flushed away. Talking about hate, who HATE the PM more than you? Hypocrite Traitor.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      May 12, 2016

      ” Politics is about money….do we have that? ”

      So, you see how dumb, and stupid you are?

      Politics is not all about money politics is supposed to the development of the country: Job creation through industrialization, which provides employment to people so that they can be self dependent, through their sweet and hard work.

      The rubbish, the hogwash you are talking is due to your dependency on Skerrit for a sheet of galvanized, and a sheet of plywood which mesmerized your stupid mind which causes you to vote for him all of these years. If is money you want from the UWP perhaps you are better off begin on the red devil side, because the Members of the UWP is not going to steal (thief) money to give to you.

      If you believe politics is money, that’s because you are dumb: So here is a simple definition of the word: ” prudence, or wisdom in the management of affairs.” Politics is a course, or method of actions selected from among alternatives, and decisions. Now let me blow…

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      May 12, 2016

      Continue your learning Thomian

      Now let me blow your stupid concept of politics.

      Politics is also a high level overall plan embracing the general goals, and acceptable procedures; especially of a governmental body. I do not know why some of you do try to get a kindergarten education before come here writing nonsense! Say I educated you in the concept of politics!

  17. He has now a second chance against a different opponent and said during an interview on Q-95 FM on Tuesday that this time, he is confident of a win–Mews Article

    And where was his confidence in 2014; why did he not win? So then, by whose authority is he claiming a win this time? Unless those men can come to grip with the fact that God is in control, first and foremost, and what He has planned is what will come forth–for the good of His people–they ain’t going to have no production.

    Victory only comes through humility, before God, because He has said: “No flesh shall glory in His presence” –read the whole thing at 1st. Corinthians 1: 26-31

  18. Marcus Hill
    May 11, 2016

    DNO: A correction please. Higgs lost by 506 votes not 821. It ws 1331 for Pinard to 821 for Higgs.

    • DEAR
      May 11, 2016

      marcus hill if you do your maths properly 1331-821 equal to 510. get your facts straight before posting……..

    • DEAR
      May 11, 2016

      1331-821 equal to 510 so get your facts straight before posting

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