Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre responded to opposition leader Allen Chastanet’s ‘Walk for Democracy’ on Tuesday by asserting that the opposition is seeking relevance.
“The opposition are seeking relevance. We have to run a country. We’re going to run it. We’re not going to get sidestepped by an opposition leader who is lost and seeking relevance,” Pierre told reporters on the sidelines of a House of Assembly meeting.
The Prime Minister said he was not bothered.
He explained that he has a country to run with 18 percent economic growth and the lowest unemployment since 2010.
“That’s what we’re interested in. Next year we want to maintain the growth levels. We have to further reduce unemployment, so we’re not worried about the noise out there,” Pierre asserted against the backdrop of chants by supporters of Chastanet’s democracy walk.
He recalled that the people had rejected Chastanet’s United Workers Party (UWP).
Pierre’s Saint Lucia Labour Party rose to power in a landslide after the July 26, 2021, general elections.