Premier Andrew Fahie has dismissed as ‘mischievous’, assertions that suggest he will call for a snap election before the end of his government’s four-year term.
The government is constitutionally expected to hold elections by February 2023.
But speaking on his party’s VIP Let’s Talk radio show last evening, September 21, the Premier said snap polls were unlikely to happen, as was done with a previous National Democratic Party (NDP) administration several years ago.
“I must say that I usually try to avoid responding to mischievous statements, but I’m totally flabbergasted that persons would be working with others to try to bring on the notion of some snap election. As Premier of the territory, I do not know anything about any snap election,” the Premier said.
He added: “I know that there are those that will work overtime to see if they can remove me as Premier or remove this government from in office, but if that’s not God’s will, I don’t’ envy their task.”
The Premier said he was not intimating that he will be in office forever, given that this is the electorate’s choice.
However, he said: “At the same time, I know that there are those among us who are working maliciously along those lines and if they want to waste their time, that’s up to them to be masters of mischief.”
“I want to let the people of the Virgin Islands
know that we have no intention of doing any snap election, we have a lot of work to do for the people of the Virgin Islands
and we’re going to get it done,” he emphasised.