Sources within the opposition United Workers Party (UWP), have told the Times that party leader, Allen Chastanet, is willing to meet with his predecessor and former Prime Minister, Stephenson King, to discuss problems that could affect the political organization’s chances at the polls.
King publicly disclosed last evening to HTS News 4orce, that the other concerned members of the UWP wanted a “reconciliation” meeting with Chastanet by today, to deal with what was described as the current “turmoil” in the party.
But the Times has been reliably informed that Chastanet is leaving the island today for a trip overseas to attend to personal matters and to meet potential investors.
However UWP insiders have said that the UWP political leader is willing to have a meeting after he returns, at a date and time that is mutually convenient.
However it appears that the timing would be cutting it thin, with just days to go before the UWP convention on November 15, 2015.
UWP Deputy political leader, Lenard Montoute, reportedly one of the persons who wants to meet with Chastanet to discuss the party’s problems, had recently suggested that the UWP convention be postponed, to focus the organization’s attention on healing its internal rifts.
King has said that some members of the party believe that Chastanet cannot lead the UWP to victory in the next elections.
However UWP sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, have told the Times that the issue of who leads the party can only be settled at the convention.