Opposition leader Allen Chastanet who on Tuesday organised what he described as a ‘March for Democracy’, has accused the ruling Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) of focussing on protecting its victory at the June 26, 2021 elections and suppressing the people.
“This is not about Allen Chastanet,” he asserted as supporters gathered outside the opposition leader’s office in Vigie Tuesday morning.
The former Prime Minister declared that he had done his part in standing up to the SLP government every time it tried to take away his civil liberties and silence the opposition.
“This is a very important walk,” he told reporters.
According to the former Prime Minister, it was time people recognise that the Philip J. Pierre administration has ‘gone rogue’ and has no respect for the constitution.
Chastanet spoke as he prepared to return to parliament after a suspension.
“We have to stop being silent. We have to stand up,” the UWP leader told reporters.
“I am hoping that through my actions I have shown that the judiciary, the law is on our side and we now must make sure that this government upholds the constitution and protects the rights of the Saint Lucians,” he asserted.
“People are fed up with this government,” Chastanet said.