Asserting that she is the people’s candidate, former Micoud North MP, Jeannine Compton-Antoine, plans to launch her campaign to recapture the seat on Sunday, April 24, 2016.
Compton-Antoine said that every registered political organization is invited to the event.
The former MP spoke of the need to change the partisan approach to politics into one where the focus is solely on the development of the people.
She has expressed confidence that she will win the seat which is currently held by Doctor Gale Rigobert of the opposition United Workers Party (UWP).
Compton-Antoine was once a member of the UWP, but quit in 2011 citing difference with members of the party which her father, the late Sir John Compton had founded.
“The people of Micoud North asked me to run again in the upcoming election,” Compton-Antoine told HTS News 4Orce last night.
She asserted that she is part of a people’s movement for change.
According to Compton-Antoine, people misinterpret the issue of being an Independent Candidate.
She recalled that Sir John and others successfully ran as Independents.
The former Micoud North MP recounted that she also ran as an Independent and did extremely well, gaining over 1,200 votes.
“I am the only candidate in Saint Lucia who gained so many votes for me, because the other persons, including the candidates who ran for the Saint Lucia Labour Party and the United Workers Party cannot claim that number of votes for themselves because persons would have also voted for the party.”
Compton-Antoine called for a change in the current platform rhetoric and the thinking about governance.
“I don’t want to hear the political rhetoric that is on the platform,” she declared, adding that it is dividing the people.
The former MP said that the political parties should be speaking about serious issues and how they are going to improve this country.