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Walters opts out of race for DLP president


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Democratic Labour Party (DLP) third vice-president Ryan Walters will not be contesting the party’s upcoming election for a president.

In a letter obtained by the Sunday Sun, Walters wrote to the executive of the party and copied in the General Council and the St Michael North West branch to inform all groups of his intention not to participate in the much-talked-about contest.

When contacted, he confirmed that the document was indeed real and reiterated it was for professional reasons he was opting out at this stage.

The DLP is scheduled to vote for a president on May 1 following the resignation of former president Verla De Peiza on January 21, two days after the party suffered a second crushing 30-0 defeat at the polls.

In the letter dated April 16, Walters thanked those who nominated him for the top spot but cited “professional developments” as the reason for him not contesting the election. (AC)

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