Dickerson steps down as PLP candidate
Makai Dickerson has stepped down as the PLP candidate for Devonshire South Central.
His resignation was announced in a press release issued this evening on his behalf, by the Progressive Labour Party.
It followed his admission that police found him in possession of a very small amount of marijuana in September.
"After much reflection, I have decided to step down as a candidate. I do this because this election is too important and my personal shortcomings shouldn't cause any further distractions for my party and the voters of Bermuda during this important time, he said.
"I appreciate that my party supports me and offered to give me a second chance but I believe that the future of our Country is at stake and I don't want my personal situation causing unnecessary problems for my party.
He continued: "I would like to thank all those who have supported and continue to support me. I ask that you continue to support me through your support of the Progressive Labor Party as I will continue to stand strong with them because they stand strong for you.
"To my fellow young people, I encourage you to learn from my mistake. Be accountable for your actions. Take responsibility for the situations you allow yourself to be placed in. One simple act can call into question your integrity and be a hindrance to all you have worked for.
A PLP spokesman said a candidate for Constituency #12 will be announced tomorrow.
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