The leader of the opposition United Workers Party,(UWP), Allen Chastanet, has called on the President of the Senate, Claudius Francis, to withdraw comments alleging a plot by high ranking Police officers to overthrow Prime Minister Doctor Kenny Anthony.
“I think these are very irresponsible statements being made by the President of the Senate to suggest that the United Workers Party is conspiring with the Police against the Prime Minister,” Chastanet told the Times, adding that the claims are absurd.
“We are requesting that the President of the Senate withdraw those statements,” the UWP leader declared.
According to Chastanet, the only conspiracy he knows about involves the people of Saint Lucia who have had enough of the Doctor Kenny Anthony administration and plan to get rid of it.
He asserted that a planned UWP protest march will prove that the people of this country are fed up with the labour government.
Chastanet told the Times that Anthony was the one who recommended Claudius Francis to be President of the Senate.
The UWP leader declared that Francis has brought that office into disrepute, and it is now incumbent on the Prime Minister to deal with that situation.
Francis is reported to have said that he will resign his post as Senate President if he is proven wrong.