The leader of the opposition, Doctor Gale Rigobert, believes that the next general elections will prove to be a “definitive” turning point in Saint Lucia’s political history.
With mere hours to go before the opposition United Workers Party, UWP, holds its convention to elect a new executive, Rigobert told the Times that notwithstanding what she described as “the colourful exchanges” that have taken place in the past few months, the UWP is a formidable party.
“When the dust will have settled bin the days to come, supporters, members and friends of the party will rally together around one vision, one purpose, one core,” she asserted.
According to Rigobert, who is also the MP for Micoud North, that oneness of purpose is to offer effective opposition, and prepare the UWP to win the next elections when Prime Minister Doctor Kenny Anthony would see it fit to call them.
She expressed the opinion that the UWP is well poised to regain the reign of leadership and governance of this country.
Rigobert is one of two deputy political leaders of the UWP, seeking to retain her position at the upcoming UWP convention.
She has expressed confidence that the delegates will reelect her.
“I ask delegates of the UWP to reflect on my own performance over the past two years and to give me a mandate that will allow me to continue to offer effective opposition, questioning the policies of government asking pertinent questions, protecting the interests of all Saint Lucians and ensuring that there are proper checks and balances on the policies, initiatives and actions of the reigning government,” she told the Times.