Opposition leader says UWP march will be a test

Opposition leader says UWP march will be a test

The leader of Saint Lucia’s parliamentary opposition, Doctor Gale Rigobert, has said that an upcoming march planned by the United Workers Party, (UWP), on October 22, 2015, will test whether the people of this country understand their role and responsibility.

Rigobert appealed to Saint Lucians, including every unemployed person in the country, pensioners, farmers, young jobless persons, to come out and march alongside the opposition UWP.

She also made an appeal to the Police.

“I want the Police to know that never must they doubt the commitment of the leader of the opposition and this United Workers Party. We are standing right alongside you,” Rigobert told a crowd of party faithful at a political meeting in Marc last night.

“All those of you who are off on the 22nd, all special reserves, all retired Police Officers, all soon to be Police Officers, we want all of you to come out and say to the Labour Party, ‘this land belongs to Saint Lucians, not to the Labour Party, not to Kenny Anthony’” the Micoud North MP declared.

She also invited the nurses whom she said had to work miracles with meager resources.

“In some cases there is no toilet paper, no napkins, no soap, nothing, and yet they serve us with a smile. I want the nurses and the Doctors to come on the 22 of October and say to the Minister of Health ‘I am giving you a failing grade because you have not delivered,’” Rigobert said.

According to her, 2011 when the UWP lost the general elections, will not be repeated.

“We will not have to await a recount to know how many seats we have won, because the hundreds of you would have spoken,” Rigobert said.


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