UWP Leader says the party is “extremely” united

UWP Leader says the party is “extremely” united

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.


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  1. Nice
    October 4, 2015 at 2:44 pm Reply

    Everything he says is a lie.
    He must be living in his own world.

  2. John
    October 5, 2015 at 5:49 pm Reply

    Even if this man lives in his own world, the issue here is how do people get voted into being the political leadership. If the people of influence to his position are supporting him for their own reasons, woe be unto the people of St. Lucia. Although St. Lucian’s I know are very weary of Mr Chastanet, they are not the ones making the decision at the convention.

    My hope is that those people look towards change yes, but be not blinded by what change you are moving towards, because of the hunger for something different. How many times have we made the wrong decision because the grass looks greener, but when you get to the other side, it’s pretty much the same as the dry patch you felt you were standing on, not looking closely at the patch to see, that new springs of green are coming out of a dry patch, that incidentally was very green in the past. Utilizing the same earth that was cultivated can bring forth a grass which is more resilient to pesticide, more resilient to the elements and greener because it has had to fight to recuperate. Do not put down your own or trample on what was, bringing the lessons learned from those who have learned it well, can only bring strength.

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