Castries North MP, Stephenson King, has said that the political leader of the opposition United Workers Party, UWP, Allen Chastanet, was “incorrect” in statements he made about the receipt of a letter requesting a meeting to discuss party matters.
King and several other party members wrote the latter to Chastanet, who indicated that he received the document twenty-four hours before the date that was suggested for the gathering – Thursday of last week.
However King has asserted that the UWP leader received the letter before that.
“ The record shows that he received the letter on Tuesday,” he told reporters outside parliament today.
According to King, the meeting with Chastanet was suggested because of the importance of what the signatories to the letter felt was the disharmony within the UWP.
“We received a letter on the Thursday indicating that he was travelling and that he will inform us upon his return. I don’t know when he is returning and if his return is timely I believe the meeting can take place,”King said.
According to the Castries North MP, the mood of those seeking the meeting with Chastanet is one of attempting to rescue the party.
He said if the UWP leader does not believe there is such a need, then it is all in his hands.
“Time will dictate,” King, who is a former UWP leader and former Prime Minister stated.
He told reporters that things are deteriorating in the UWP and if there is no consciousness of that, what looms ahead for the party will be “devastating.”
“There are issues that I have that continue to perpetuated since 2013. I have waited a long time and we are at the final hour,” King declared, without going into detail.
The UWP convention, at which Chastanet has expressed confidence that he will be returned as leader, will be held on November 15, 2015.
Chastanet’s only challenger is former government Minister, Sarah Flood-Beaubrun.
King has said that he will be attending the convention.