An organization, calling itself “The Coalition of Independent People”, is calling on voters to reject both the ruling Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) and the main opposition United Workers Party (UWP), at the polls.
“Both Parties display a desperate need for power; without any substantive account of their past or present mandate,” the Coalition said in a statement to the Times.
The statement accused UWP leader, Allen Chastanet of using all machinations to ensure that prospective investors remain doubtful of doing business here.
Of Prime Minister Doctor Kenny Anthony, the statement asserted that he does not have the time or passion to present a mandate to the citizens that he can do any better.
“In our discussions as an aspiring independent party, we have concluded that both political leaders as equally incapable of managing the affairs of this country,” the Coalition said.
It has appealed to interested persons to join the organization as an Independent Candidate or a Volunteer by contacting the group via email at email@example.com.
The Coalition promises to bring to the people eight characteristics of good governance : participatory, consensus oriented, accountable, transparent, responsive, effective and efficient, equitable and inclusive, and following the rule of law.
The statement issued today provided no information in relation to who is behind the Coalition, nor did it provide a contact number.
However it did say that the mission of the Coalition is a grouping of individuals interested in the social, educational, economical and humanitarian needs of the people of Saint Lucia.