Castries Central MP, Richard Frederick, has asserted that he will make a decision as to whether to contest the next elections before the week is over.
Frederick received a rousing endorsement from a meeting he held with his constituents at the Castries Town Hall earlier this week.
But despite the encouragement from his constituents to run, the Castries Central MP had indicated that he would ponder over the matter and announce a decision.
“I have seen reports sadly, that say ‘Richard to run’, but that is kind of erroneous,” the Castries Central MP told the DBS Television programme – Newsmaker Live, with Timothy Poleon.
He said he was having two meetings during the latter part of this week and by the weekend he should be in a position to say definitely whether he will be contesting or not.
The Castries Central MP said he understands the concerns of his people.
“I know that I have rallied their cause in a positive manner and I have delivered on whatever I promised and I know they are looking forward,” he stated.
However Frederick said there were personal issues at stake which he did not want to disclose.
He explained that quite apart from how constituents feel, one has to take on board how one’s family feels and come up with a decision.
“We don’t exist on our own,” the Castries Central MP declared.
He said there was still an “iota” of doubt in his mind as to whether to take the plunge.
Frederick acknowledged that while his constituents would like him to contest the next elections, there are persons on both sides of the political divide who would like to see him away from the polls.
“All of that I want to consider and come up with an ultimate decision,” he said.