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'Money & strategy won NDP the elections' – Julian Willock

- but noted that the people have spoken in choosing the NDP & their choice must be respected
Chairman of the Advance Marketing and Professional Services (AMPS) Board of Directors, Mr Julian Willock believes the National Democratic Party (NDP) won the June 8, 2015 general elections in the Virgin Islands because it had more money at its disposal to spend on strategies aimed at turning the people away from the Opposition. Photo: Team of Reporters
Willock made his views known this morning June 16, 2015 on the Morning Ride Show with Paul ‘Gadiethz’ Peart on ZROD 107.3 FM. Photo: Provided
Willock made his views known this morning June 16, 2015 on the Morning Ride Show with Paul ‘Gadiethz’ Peart on ZROD 107.3 FM. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Advance Marketing and Professional Services (AMPS) Board of Directors, Mr Julian Willock believes the National Democratic Party (NDP) won the June 8, 2015 general elections in the Virgin Islands because it had more money at its disposal to spend on strategies aimed at turning the people away from the Opposition.

He made his views known this morning June 16, 2015 on the Morning Ride Show with Paul ‘Gadiethz’ Peart on ZROD 107.3 FM.

“Let me also make it clear that I am not here speaking for any party. I’m here as Julian Willock, Chairman of Advance Marketing and Professional Services,” Willock stressed.

The host asked Willock what his thoughts were on the elections of June 8, 2015 for which advance polling took place on June 5, 2015.

“The people have spoken. They have returned the National Democratic Party to power and the wishes of the people must be respected,” he said.

Willock explained that because of his stance for freedom of speech, freedom of expression and freedom of the press, unlike others, it is easy for him to accept the will of the people on June 8, 2015. “And I want to take this time to congratulate the 13 candidates who were elected. Some of them are my good friends and I have friends on both sides,” said Willock.

Elections free & fair

Asked whether he agrees with the critics who say that the elections were not free and fair, Willock said there were issues reported on Friday June 5, 2015 by all the candidates from all political parties, even the election observers. “But on Monday June 8, I believe that was free and fair. Whatever the issues were on Friday those ought to be addressed going forward,” he said.

The former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communications and Works said he does not know whether what happened on Friday was significant enough to have any impact on Monday.

Why did the VIP lose?

Asked his opinion as to why the NDP beat the VIP so badly, Willock said he believes it was because of money and strategy.

“They had the money to spend which means that they had strategies that help them to defeat the VIP. One of their strategies was to negatively define Honourable Fraser who is a good and decent men. They scared people from him and there was no substantive comeback from the Virgin Islands Party,” he said.

Mr Willock believes Honourable Fraser is a good man who has served his people well and who has a lot to offer to the community and the territory in general. He believes that it was unfortunate that the NDP eventually got into the heads of VIP supporters who then began to buy into the anti-Fraser rhetoric, possibly resulting to loss of votes for the VIP candidates.

Attempts to slander Willock & the VIP

He said that a lot of people have come forward with claims of vote buying which Willock said was nothing new.

But he said in the last elections the NDP had a disproportionate amount of money compared with the other parties, hence their ability to spend on strategy and advertising space in the form of billboards.

My reputation is above reproach

Willock said that he has been accused of vote-buying by someone who took a photograph of him and sought to misrepresent what the photo depicted, purporting it to show that Willock was attempting to buy votes. He said that he has consulted with his legal team and as a result will be taking action on the matter.

“I was chatting with a young man whom I mentored and he was showing me some numbers of friends of his in the district and he wanted me to make contact with them. So some undesirable person took a photo of that and put it on Facebook and said I was buying votes. But my integrity continues to be above reproach,” said the AMPS Chairman.

22 Responses to “'Money & strategy won NDP the elections' – Julian Willock”

  • dem say (16/06/2015, 15:45) Like (21) Dislike (15) Reply
    We all know the truth...Leave them to God and he will make them repent. Just give them time to hang themselves!
  • just asking. (16/06/2015, 15:59) Like (10) Dislike (21) Reply
    Willock you talking good
  • Mr. Advise (16/06/2015, 16:06) Like (14) Dislike (27) Reply
    Ignore those stuff willock--You are playing into their hands--they are trying to pull you down to their level--just laugh at them--You know better.. Get tough move--on---You are part of the future of the country.
    • No (16/06/2015, 17:03) Like (5) Dislike (29) Reply
      He need to take them backside to court. They don't care and brave enough to put it out there on facebook. Let them answer. It is not everybody will take their accusations lightly especially what they conveniently without care did to Julian Fraser.
  • wize up (16/06/2015, 16:13) Like (6) Dislike (21) Reply
    and the church said amen and they ALL went home
  • Amethyst (16/06/2015, 16:34) Like (28) Dislike (3) Reply
    Although the NDP ran an exceptional campaign, what really determined the outcome of this election is the fact that, VIP, NDP, PEP, PPA, UP and any P, could not chance Frazer as Premier. That's it in a nutshell.
  • pink case (16/06/2015, 16:45) Like (23) Dislike (1) Reply
    are we suppse to sit here and belive you sad sop story?????
  • civil servants (16/06/2015, 17:27) Like (9) Dislike (4) Reply
    I JUST WENT ON BVI NEWS FUNNY MAN AND BARNES HAVING A FIELD DAY..THEY TINK WE SUPID
    • i second the motion (16/06/2015, 18:25) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
      me do Boy MVW you win the dam election go do your damn job from on BVI news all day blogging foolishness.
  • C..t (16/06/2015, 17:28) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    Ndp doit one more time lol lol
  • VIP all the way (16/06/2015, 17:39) Like (9) Dislike (8) Reply
    if its not Fraser as Leader then it must be Karl...we do not trust Fahie he will mass up the party
    • Zion Hill (16/06/2015, 18:20) Like (6) Dislike (6) Reply
      Fraser loves the BVI and not about him self we are in solitary with you JF. I hope he does not yield to CM and AF self centered wishes becaue if AF is the Chairman it will mean we cannot avoid destroying our beloved VIP.
    • Amethyst (17/06/2015, 09:58) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      I am all for Karl Dawson as the Party leader, not Frazer, not Fahie, clean slate. Create a party with a clear ideology, one that truly puts country and people first. Now let's see if the 1st and 3rd districts are going to be victimized this term.
  • prince (16/06/2015, 18:14) Like (10) Dislike (18) Reply
    Mr. Willock you making allot of sense.
  • Salute (16/06/2015, 18:28) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
    Reporting for Duty
  • OKAY!! (16/06/2015, 23:42) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    "Money and strategy" won an election really? I'm shocked!
  • just saying.. (17/06/2015, 06:15) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
    I love me some willock
  • Voter Too (17/06/2015, 07:30) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    VINO I just love your cartoons especially today's.This is not news everyone knows this and it was a matter of who had more than the other and the ability to manipulate the populace. Look what is happening now . Now is the time to put the money and strategies into the economy to assist the many redundancies
  • peace (17/06/2015, 15:13) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply
    Get over it, election done & you all just going on but NDP this & NDP that......NDP won & that's it!! MOVEEEEEE ONNN
    • dog (17/06/2015, 22:51) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      how can you learn if you don't study it? It's called processing. YOU get over it!! We have a right to talk about it.
      That's why people have such short memories and tend to repeat the mistakes of the past! Learn from it! geesh!
  • ausar (18/06/2015, 10:35) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Come on now Julian, you all should be very much aware that in a time of war, all possible strategies will be used to win. Why did the other competing "armies" not realize that?


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