Responding to recent assertions by the Deputy Political leader of the opposition United Workers Party, Lenard Montoute, that the party ought to urgently heal its internal rifts before the next elections, UWP leader, Allen Chastanet has told the Times that the organization is “extremely united.”
Chstanet noted that the party is preparing for its convention on November 15, 2015.
“People clearly have begun their campaign either to support themselves or other people as leaders, so they are going to the public to lobby or campaign which is something I would not normally do, but they are free to do so,” the UWP leader told the Times in an interview.
He noted that there are many avenues open for people in the party to express the concerns that they have, but said he was not sure that going public was one of them.
By Chastanet’s assessment, the UWP continues to function extremely well with, among other things, executive meetings every month, an increase in membership and a functioning party headquarters.
Nevertheless the UWP leader declared that at the party convention on November 15, party faithful will decide whether they are satisfied with his stewardship or whether they want a change, since he responds to the convention delegates.
He said that the party delegates will decide on the UWP leadership.
“ I can assure you that after November 15 there will be one political leader in one party and whoever that political leader is and his executive will lead the party into the next elections,” Chastanet declared.