UWP:Electoral Department caught off guard

UWP:Electoral Department caught off guard

The opposition United Workers Party (UWP) has welcomed the announcement of a June 6, 2016 general elections.

But Party Chairman, Guy Mayers, told a news conference this morning that the sudden announcement has caught the Electoral Department off guard and unprepared.

“They had been given the go ahead to publish the new list by the end of May,” the UWP official told a news conference this morning.

Nevertheless Mayers asserted that the UWP is “perfectly poised” to win at the polls.

He expressed the view that the UWP would do so with a comfortable margin.

Mayers said it is a fact that the ruling party has been a national disaster, with every initiative undertaken by it being at a devastating cost to the people of this country.

The former National Security Minister described the current administration as a disaster of a government led by a delusional Prime Minister.

He expressed the view that the Saint Lucia Labour Party has failed to keep its election promises, and stands as a lesson as to how destructive a bad government can be.

Mayers asserted that Saint Lucians have not forgotten the lie disguised as a promise that the SLP uttered, to inject one hundred million dollars into the economy immediately on coming into government.

The UWP Chairman noted that five years later, absolutely nothing has been done about the astronomical unemployment rate, increased crime and the skyrocketing cost of living.

On the issue of the June 6, 2016 election date, Mayers said:

“Because of our history it is understandable that some members might be jittery due to the short eighteen day deadline.”

He accused Prime Minister Doctor Kenny Anthony of breaking all the traditions that have been established in this country.

“Yes he talked about the laws, but it has become a tradition in Saint Lucia that a minimum of twenty-one day notice is given for general elections,” the UWP Chairman told the news conference.

He recalled that even then Prime Minister, Sir John Compton, who called two elections within a month, gave the twenty-one day notice.



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  1. Youth of the east
    May 20, 2016 at 1:25 pm Reply

    More from Mayer’s choops. U not working electoral department how u know the people not ready. Uwp tricks (Edited)

  2. Anonymous
    May 20, 2016 at 2:04 pm Reply

    Even though he had call the election within 7 days they would have lose. So it doesn’t matter slp is going too loose.

  3. K
    May 20, 2016 at 2:12 pm Reply

    People be very afraid .There is evil lurking this land.

  4. Anonymous
    May 20, 2016 at 2:12 pm Reply

    Wasn’t Mayers confident he would beat Pip last election what was the result. Hope it’s not a repeat performance

  5. Anonymous
    May 20, 2016 at 2:45 pm Reply

    My concern is about the students who will be writing CXC exams on that day. Will the date of this exam be changed or will the exam still be held?
    Didn’t the Prime Minister thought of that?

    1. Glen
      May 20, 2016 at 6:33 pm Reply

      CXC NEVER changes the dates for exams since they are done simultaneously in every country in the Caribbean on the dedicated day.

  6. Boujon Guiyave
    May 20, 2016 at 5:14 pm Reply

    Well if the UWP was really caught off guard what would that have said about them? I think the party was given all the time it needed to put its house in order. Once that was achieved the date was set. What more do they want?

    Well that’s it…..the moment of truth is upon us and the electorate will speak. The one thing I am disappointed with is that this pretender Chastanet did not tell St Lucians if he would or not step down as political leader if UWP did not win. Personally I think he should. Let a woman lead for a change.

  7. Bebe
    May 21, 2016 at 3:39 pm Reply

    Lucians watch your bread. Don’t let your young pure children out of your sight. SLP needs blood. Maybe Kenny saw where he getting it already. Is this democracy? I believe citizens should be given adequate time to be registered, get ID, and return to the country to vote. Mr brainless pm, did u think of all that. Lucians pray hard on election day.

  8. Margaret Lubrin Aoki
    May 21, 2016 at 10:21 pm Reply

    Turns out Guy Joseph spoke with foresight afterall; the Electoral Office was not ready enough for heavy rains. In the interest of fairness, agitate for a 24 hour extension – at minimum.

    1. Margaret Lubrin Aoki
      May 21, 2016 at 10:25 pm Reply

      *Sorry…. “Mayers”

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