Former Tourism Minister Dominic Fedee, asserting that the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) has been a ‘total disaster’ in government, has said that the next general elections may be the most important in this country’s history.
He spoke at a news conference Thursday, announcing plans for Sunday’s opposition United Workers Party (UWP) convention in Soufriere.
“The next election is going to be the most important election probably in this country’s history, and so what we have to do is to make sure that we have a very successful process of reorganising ourselves,” Fedee said.
The UWP left office after the July 26, 2021, general elections, which the labour party won by a landslide.
Fedee described Sunday’s UWP convention in Soufriere as an important step in preparing for the next polls.
He told reporters the UWP was ‘enthused and inspired’ by the Soufriere event.
The former Minister revealed that the opposition party had received numerous enquiries about buses, tee-shirts, and paraphernalia for the public meeting after the Soufriere convention.
Fedee noted that people had some two years of the SLP government.
“The majority of the population, they have graded this government ‘F’ in terms of the management of crime, the management of the economy, the management of important sectors like education. They have just been a total disaster,” the former Anse La Raye-Canaries MP declared.
And Fedee said the people have now been able to compare the direction the UWP was taking while in office with the performance of the labour administration.
“I think a lot of people are rejecting the idea and the direction in which this government is taking the country,” the former Minister stated.