UWP says election victory no surprise

UWP says election victory no surprise

The  election victory of the United Workers Party (UWP) at the recent polls came as no surprise, party General Secretary, Oswald Augustin has said.

“When you have a government that does not keep Saint Lucians informed about the issues and certain things taking place in Saint Lucia, it is likely that the government will lose,” Augustin asserted.

Questioned on whether the vote was more against former Prime Minister, Doctor Kenny Anthony, than the labour party, the UWP official declared that Anthony was more or less, the labour party.

“It is like the United Workers Party – if anything goes wrong, it is the leader who is going to take the flak,” Augustin remarked.

He said if things are going wrong in a labour government it should be expected that the leader would be blamed.

“It is always the leader who is blamed when anything happens in the party,” Augustin said.

Responding to allegations of vote buying by both main parties during the June 6, 2016 elections, the UWP General Secretary declared that everyone knows that it was the labour party which had all the money, commencing projects on the eve of the elections.

He claimed that individuals were cutting grass for three hundred dollars a day.

“They were the ones with the money, not out party,” Augustin said.

He stated:

“But just like Trinidad and Saint Kitts, people took their money and voted them out.”

The UWP’s election victory at the June 6, 2016 polls was by a margin of 11-6.

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  1. Sad-But-True
    June 10, 2016 at 12:00 pm Reply

    Deflecting from the real Issues at hand. SMH

  2. Justice
    June 10, 2016 at 4:47 pm Reply

    SAD BUT TRUE another one week it would hAve been 14~3 including a loss to Kenny and his designated new leader hilaire.
    Th st is why Kenny now turning his back on the party. Gone and leave pip to take the heat.
    But SLP circus now start. PIP, Alva and hilaire fighting for leadership. PIP finally get a chance but Alva not easy because PIP lost his opportunity and is on his way out.
    Mr. Hilaire heir apparent with all his degrees barely sitting on a 40 votes win. A future party leader struggling to hold a seat.
    Alva say not over his dead body chastanet will be PM. Eh bien mele. Now is not over his dead body hilaire will be SLP leader.

    1. 666
      June 10, 2016 at 6:47 pm Reply

      LOL…True dat!

    2. Sad-But-True
      June 11, 2016 at 4:54 pm Reply

      The real issues is now in your face 🙂
      They will have to come to you and give you all kinds of excuses for not being able to remove VAT. Because VAT is necessary to continue to pay Civil Servants, fix roads, to maintain the hospitals and pay all of the countries debts.
      Trust me, if they remove it (and they will not,) majority of Lucian will have to prostitute to pay for all those I spoke of.

      You have been fooled by UWP.

  3. Observer
    June 11, 2016 at 3:24 pm Reply

    I thought was only the UWP that had infighting.

    Those whom the gods wish to destroy, they first make mad!

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