Newly appointed Antigua and Barbuda Labor Party Senator Aziza Lake has been sworn in.
33 year old Lake took an oath of allegiance during a brief ceremony at the Government House on Friday morning.
Lake replaces former ABLP senator Wigley George and plans on using the platform as a member of the Senate to bring to the forefront the concerns of the youths of the nation.
Government’s Chief of Staff Lionel Hurst while speaking of her appointment told ZDK News that Lake was the most fitting selection from a batch of other prospects.
“The Prime Minister felt the need to fill the recent vacant spot for a senator with a person who is youthful, a female, exceedingly bright and articulate and one who will support the policies of the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party administration and Aziza Lake fits all the requirement, in fact after having examined several possible candidates, the PM selected Aziza Lake,” he said.
He said the young senator has the kind of courage required to be a member of the Senate on the government’s benches, and further described the Prime Minister’s selection as a wise one.
“The young senator is very articulate and exceedingly talented. She ash the kind of courage that is required for anyone needed to sit in the senate and she has had enough exposure to media to understand how this entire business work so Prime Minister Gaston Browne has done a very wise thing and he has been applauded for it virtually everywhere,” Hurst noted.
Lake, who is a Mid-Western University graduate with degree’s in Political Science and I.T Engineering, was officially welcomed unto the government’s side during a senators meeting on Wednesday.
She is a producer employed at state-owned media ABS, and was born and raised in the Graysfarm community. Her appointment took effect on February 3rd and will formally take her place when the Senate meets next Wednesday to debate the National Budget.