Independent candidate in the West Grand Bahama and Bimini by-election, Daquan Swain recently shared his confidence in his chances of winning with ZNS News.

Swain said, “I’m young and what that does is it creates a mixture.  You know the demographic has to be young as well as mature.”

The 28 year old also expressed the benefits of voting for an independent candidate.  “If they vote independent they have the opportunity to benefit from three people.  Because the PLP will continue to work cause they want the seat back.  The FNM will work because they will want the seat and then me as the independent I’m going to be working.  And so, I presented that proposition to them and a lot of people are open to it.  They want something different and they realize that that’s their way to have their cake and eat it too.”

Swain also informed of what his candidacy brings to the table in the West Grand Bahama and Bimini by-election.  He said, “technology, innovation, I bring that to the table and when you mix that with experience that’s how you channel the real environment for change.  But when you have people that are just 60, 70 year olds, they can’t relate to the issues of a 18 or 19 year old.  But me, I walk the same streets with them, I know what the issues is, I relate to the issues cause I live in the same time as them today.”

The independent candidate, who is a banker by profession, says he has taken the time to build rapport and relationships with the residents and business owners in the constituency.  Swain also said that he wants there to be a smooth voting process.