The Uhuru Solidarity Movement shares the following article from Black Food Media and expresses our solidarity with the electoral campaign of Alex Morley, Independent candidate for Englerston in Nassau, Bahamas. As Chairman Omali Yeshitela wrote:
Congratulations to Alex Morley and the people and workers of the Bahamas. It is a most historical event to have a revolutionary African Internationalist contesting for election with a revolutionary national democratic program in the Bahamas. Africans, socialists, progressives and militants around the world must do all within our power to provide practical, material support to this campaign to advance the causes of independence, socialism and the emancipation of the toiling and suffering masses of the world.
In a very somber mood befitting the seriousness of the day Alexander Morley officially declared himself a candidate for the Englerston constituency in The Bahamas’ 2012 general elections today on ‘Nomination Day’.
Mr. Morley walked into the R.M. Bailey High School in the Englerston constituency shortly after 9am accompanied by a sole campaign aide. There was little fanfare from his camp but definitely an air of confidence and purpose.
Nomination Day serves as a day when all political candidates must submit notarized nomination day papers that require:
1. Signatures from five registered voters in the respective constituency who essentially nominate the candidate and vouch that the candidate is qualified to represent the constituency in the House of Assembly;
2. A declaration of all assets, liabilities and income of the candidate; and
3. A payment of four hundred dollars in cash (Bahamian currency only).
Mr. Morley, who is a first-time political candidate, is running as an Independent candidate whose official symbol is the Black Star. His campaign is based on a revolutionary national democratic program focused on:
1. Economic Development & Job Creation
2. Community Control of the Police
3. Widening Citizenship Rights
4. Ending US-led foreign domination of The Bahamas
General elections in The Bahamas will be held on Monday, May 7th.