Bwahahahhaha – The Green candidate for Botany left his run too late and missed the deadline for registering for the Botany by-election…..because he was stuck in traffic.
The Greens announced in a press release late last night that it had selected former staffer Richard Leckinger to stand, but Chief Electoral Officer Robert Peden said Leckinger had not made it.
“A completed nomination form from the Green Party was not received before the legal deadline of noon today and therefore the Electoral Commission could not accept the nomination,” he said.
Leckinger was upset.
“Gutted. In one word gutted. My heart is broken for the Green Party folk in Botany who had pulled all this together. I am gutted, it’s a real disappointment that I got stuck in traffic on Ti Rakau Drive.”
Even more ironic because the Greens opposed vociferously ETCART. He might also like to thank Len Brown for his opposition to ETCART back in 2004.
I do wonder though why he didn’t use public transport….clearly another of those tossers who think public transport is for thee and not for me…other people in other words.