Mary vows to support Sarah in UWP leadership race

Mary vows to support Sarah in UWP leadership race

Former First Vice Chairman of the United Workers Party, (UWP), Mary Polius, saying that she “overwhelmingly” backs Sarah Flood-Beaubrun’s bid to lead the party, has told reporters that she will give her every ounce of support she can muster.

“This is what democracy is all about; I am very happy that somebody came forward and threw their hat in the ring against Allen Chastanet,” Polius said.

While declaring support for Flood-Beaubrun, Polius revealed that she would have liked to see Deputy Political leader, Doctor Gale Rigobert, enter the leadership contest.

However, Polius expressed the view that Rigobert had withdrawn for personal or party reasons.

“I see her position as one in which she is trying to bring the party together but it has not redounded to her benefit,” the former Vice Chairman of the UWP stated, adding that Rigobert had been told in no uncertain terms that she should “pick a side”.

“She has been asked categorically by the leader of the party to pick a side but that she has not done,” Polius asserted.

She described UWP leader, Allen Chastanet, as being part of an unjust system within the party that is creating deep divisions in the organization.

According to Polius, persons making up the executive and who have only recently entered the UWP, are trying to sideline hard core members.

She disclosed that she had decided not to be part of the electoral process within the party which will culminate at the UWP convention next month , because the system is being manipulated and is not free and fair.

“We have had two conventions in 2013 and 2014. This is the third, and the more conventions we have the more divided the party becomes,” Polius asserted, while recalling that UWP Deputy Political leader, Lenard “Spider” Montoute had recently called for the party to forego the convention and focus on uniting the opposition group.



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  1. tom
    October 21, 2015 at 9:02 am Reply

    Mary you are so sick. If it is flawed, why did you all nominate Sarah in a flawed system. You just about self and money, that’s why RSL failed so bad under your management. You are a loser all round. Spider knew he would be voted out as deputy leader that’s why like wise your position. if it was flawed you did you go up the first time. all you all have to do Is resign as members of UWP and go to labour or LPM. simple, that your role. every radio station or TV station you work you have failed . Progress you can not take like King, by the way how much monies were you promised ?

    1. Yazey
      October 21, 2015 at 1:43 pm Reply

      Tom get your facts right. From what I am hearing the LPM does not have any interest in merging with King and his gang.

  2. jonie
    October 21, 2015 at 10:33 am Reply

    Mary it’s called change, not because u there fore 20yrs the party does not belong to u . you spider&king are just pathetic, i agree with the comments above, if the party is so disorganize why not leave, all you knew the plan all along to push sarah forward, but just like the previous two she will get licks.king himself is the biggest punk ever now he want to play tough, oh i support sarah my foot, why didn’t you decline endorsement for the seat under Allen if u won’t support him and wait IF sarah wins to come back. Again please leave and GO!.

  3. Joe
    October 21, 2015 at 2:53 pm Reply

    I have been amazed at the level of anomosity within the UWP with the ascension of Chastanet to the leadership.
    Is it because he just does not click with people or is it that there is an underlying mean streak in him that has come out in his handling of the party?
    What is clear as a 26 year old told me, is that even though the people know change is needed because of Kenny’s incompetence that no one wants to vote for Allen. He appears to be too toxic and his record from 2008 -11 is not good.
    Sarah can unite the UWP and I see she is even joining the march showing she is a unifier. Many SLPs will vote for her in a General Elections and give the UWP a landslide victory!
    UWP delegates should think carefully next month because the choice is between Sarah and a landslide victory and Allan with endless tension and a defeat to Kenny and 5 more years of guava season.
    Me definately cayh twk it anymore!

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