“We stand unreservedly behind our choice for leader, Alden McLaughlin,” the statement signed by Woody DaCosta, Capt. Bryan Ebanks, Dalkeith Bothwell, Ray Farrington, Kurt Tibbetts, Kenneth Bryan, Lucille Seymour, Joey Hew, Marco Archer, Wayne Panton, Alva Suckoo, Anthony Eden, Osbourne Bodden and Moses Kirkconnell read. “For anyone to suggest otherwise is to try and mislead and deceive the public.”
Rather blunt overtures were made to supposedly disaffected PPM candidates earlier in the week by independent candidates supported by the Coalition for Cayman political group.
A statement released by the coalition candidates Wednesday indicated they would not form a coalition government with the United Democratic Party, but would join with any PPM members who were dissatisfied with the party’s current leadership.
According to the signed statement released Thursday: “We join with our leader in giving the public the guarantee that we will work with anyone, chosen by the people, who share the views and philosophy to which we subscribe.
“We will not be sidetracked from our mission to represent the good people of Cayman by the spurious claims of a group that has failed to gain the broad-based support of Caymanians. We ask the voters not to fail to see their wicked attempts to cause disharmony among us and to cause you to doubt our loyalty.”