Former Executive member of the opposition United Workers Party, UWP, Mary Polius, is predicting that the political organization will lose the next elections, if current internal divisions are not speedily addressed.
“ The party is in a state that would not lend itself to us winning the general elections and the polls are that showing that a great number of people will not vote because they are not happy with what obtains currently, but yet they don’t see a viable alternative,” Polius, a former Vice Chairman of the UWP, said on Thursday night.
She was the guest on Richard Frederick’s call in programme – Can I Help You, aired on MBC Television.
Polius told Frederick, who is the current MP for Castries Central and was expelled from the UWP, that she was in politics to win and not to remain in opposition.
She recalled that she had supported current UWP political leader, Allen Chastanet, but indicated that she had changed her mind after being around him, watching how he operates and witnessing how things have turned out in the party.
Polius, former UWP Leader, Stephenson King, and others had requested a meeting with Chastanet this week to discuss issues affecting the party.
The UWP leader has indicated that he is willing to meet, but could not do so because he had already scheduled an overseas mission.
Chastanet is expected to be away for at least a week, while the UWP convention is slated for November 15, 2015, just days after return.