Opposition leader Allen Chastanet, asserting that he is very concerned about the level of corruption and cover-up in Saint Lucia, has urged citizens to join him in holding the government accountable.
“I have no doubt, while it may not be entirely the fault of this government what’s taking place with crime, that the standard that they’re setting in this country of the persons that they are allowing to be in cabinet and the persons that they are supporting, is sending a very wrong message,” Chastanet stated.
He spoke during an appearance on Wednesday’s Newsmaker Live on DBS Television.
The former Prime Minister said there is a double standard in this country.
He said he was putting all ruling Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) people on notice.
“I will not be accused of racism anymore. I am going to hold you every single day accountable to the people of this country. I will continue to ask questions. I will not be deterred. I will put facts on the table,” Chastanet said.
“I am hoping that many more people would join my voice in holding this government accountable,” he told programme Host – Timothy Poleon.
Chastanet observed that the UWP convention would take place on April 16 with a public meeting the same afternoon in Soufriere.
And he called on all Saint Lucians to come out.
“Hear this new group of leaders that are taking over the United Workers Party and help us now to hold this government accountable before it is too late,” the Micoud South MP declared.
He said he was very concerned about the further damage the SLP government could do in the next three years if people remained silent out of fear.
“We have to raise our voices. We have to hold this government accountable,” Chastanet asserted.