May 8, 2023 –Loop News- Grenadian politician Delma Thomas has resigned from Dr. Keith Mitchell led opposition party- the New National Party (NNP).
Thomas, who is the Member of Parliament for St Andrew North West, tendered her resignation with immediate effect after prolonged considerations, and discussion with the leaders of the constituency group of St Andrew’s North West.
Despite this, Thomas says she will remain a Member of Parliament. Among her reasons for resigning, Thomas noted an ‘orchestrated backlash from an extremely small section of the party’s leadership’.
She issued the following statement:
“After prolonged considerations, and discussion with the leaders of the constituency group of St Andrew’s North West, I have tendered my resignation from the New National Party with immediate effect.
I have handed my letter of resignation to the Chairman of the NNP, Oliver Joseph.
My continuation as a member of the party had become untenable following my many attempts to promote the democratisation of the organisation, and the consequent orchestrated backlash from an extremely small section of the party’s leadership.
My attempts to properly represent the people of St Andrew’s North West from within the organisation has consequently been also frustrated.
I will remain a Member of Parliament, and through the Grace of God, intend to continue serving the people for this entire parliamentary term.
I will also remain committed to the principles of good governance, truth, and solidarity.
In short order, I will speak extensively on matters of politics, governance, and representation.
I hereby ask my people, especially those in St Andrew’s North West, to continue to hold me in their prayers.