Former Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Stephen King, has spoken out against alcohol and bacchanal as part of election campaigning, asserting that those who seek to oppress people keep them uneducated and ignorant.
King told St Lucia Times that the very election campaigning speaks to this country’s political system.
He observed that the leadership and governance of this country is a very serious thing.
“There is no room for alcohol and bacchanal when our children’s future is on the line as it is every time we elect our political leadership” declared the former Senator and former Co-Director of RISE St. Lucia Inc, as Saint Lucians prepare to go to the polls on July 26.
“Wake up! Get real! Start caring about the future! It starts now with your vote for the person who can truly represent your best interest and the best interest of your children. The state of the nation is answered by the Masai greeting: ‘How are the children?'” King stated.
But he lamented that in Saint Lucia the answer to that question is: “Not well!”
“The children are not well because of high levels of adverse childhood experiences, physical abuse and sexual abuse,” King explained.
“The system of poor governance does not ensure the necessary protection, education, parenting etc for the children,” he observed.
Last week, Dr. King posted a video on social media criticising the two-party system and praising Castries North MP, Stephenson King, who recently declared that he would be participating in the upcoming elections, not as a member of the United Workers Party (UWP) which he once led, but as an independent candidate.