The provincial Tories have dropped their Selkirk candidate.
On the Manitoba Progressive Conservatives’ website, a document reads David Horbas’ performance as a candidate has become “seriously problematic.”
The decision from the candidate selection committee states Horbas’ candidacy is “not in the best interests of the Party.”
Horbas was nominated as a candidate in November 2014. There aren’t any details as to who will take his place.
The provincial election is April 19th.
See the full statement here.
Horbas issued his own statement late Sunday:
I thanked them for all the support that had been given to me over the past 14 months, and that I was disappointed if I had let them down in some way. I truly appreciated all the support I received from many, many people these past fourteen months. I especially thank the majority of Selkirk members who selected me by majority vote in the contested nomination meeting.
I am disappointed with the decision of the Party, and with the way my case was handled. I feel at the least that I should have been given specifics of my alleged deficient performance, and an opportunity to defend myself and correct any short-comings, as would any employee. As a member of the Team I would have willingly stepped aside if anyone could have simply explained to me how that would be in the best interest of the Party.
I want to most sincerely thank all of the people of Selkirk and St. Clements for their support and encouragement but I will no longer be allowed to represent them as the PC Party candidate.