Castries East MP, Philip J. Pierre, dogged by controversy over comments he made recently about an opposition candidate, has asserted that he said nothing wrong.
Pierre had made the comments about Dominic Fedee, the Anse La Raye/Canaries candidate of the opposition United Workers Party (UWP), pointing out to ruling party supporters that Fedee is a Guyanese national.
The Castries East MP has also made reference to the opposition candidate’s “short self”.
“A lot has been made and said about a simple statement of fact. I said nothing wrong. People who imply that I said anything wrong is where their mind is. They are a reflection of what they think,” Pierre said.
“All I can tell you is that I have not got an inch of insularity in my body, not a bone of insularity.”
He explained that in politics it was important to understand that people will launch attacks and say things.
The Castries East MP declared that he understood this and as a result takes his criticisms with a broad shoulder.
He said what was important was the people of his constituency.
Pierre said he has confidence in the people of Castries East and they in him, with the result that he expects to be returned for a fifth term come the next general elections.