United Progressive Party (UPP) candidate for United Progressive Party, Dr Maria Agard, will not contest the upcoming 2018 General Election.
The UPP explained in a release issued this afternoon, that the candidate is unable to miss a medical consultation scheduled for overseas on the 23rd of May and will therefore and must therefore withdraw her candidacy.
That release follows:
"Dr. Maria Agard will not be contesting the upcoming General Elections for the constituency of Christ Church West.
Dr. Agard has a previously confirmed medical consultation abroad on 23rd May 2018 that cannot possibly be rescheduled.
We in the United Progressive Party (UPP) deeply regret this clash of events but we understand that Maria’s post surgery intervention is paramount and we wish her well as she continues to improve.
Maria will continue to speak at UPP events until her departure.
We thank her for her sterling contributions to the UPP, and anticipate that she will continue to play a valuable role in the party when she returns to Barbados."
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