Castries South MP Dr. Ernest Hilaire has accused Prime Minister Allen Chastanet of classless conduct unbecoming to a leader.
Hlaire levelled the accusation in a post on the official Facebook page of the opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP).
The post is reproduced below:
After being referred to a post by Albert Fregis and seeing a clip of the presentation of the Office of the Prime Minister, I could not help but continue to muse.
I heard from Minister Belrose and read from Albert’s post, that constituencies participated in the National Parade. From the start, I love the idea of a National Parade but I detest the manner in which this UWP Government is implementing the idea. I find it a gross manifestation of division, discord, and disunity and it accentuates the differences between us. Allow me to explain.
I heard the Minister state that constituencies were taking part and Government gave support for them to participate. Yet, as the duly elected Parliamentary Representative for Castries South. I was NEVER approached to mobilise my constituency to participate. So if Castries South participated, then who had the lead and who got the monies to do so. If not, why was Castries South left out? For the record, I don’t believe that constituencies should participate under any political banner. It should be towns, villages and communities. We should be about bringing communities and people together and not promoting a political party.
So can someone explain to me why would the Micoud constituencies be presented with pictures of past representatives but Marius Wilson, former Representative for Micoud North and former Leader of the Opposition, and Cass Elias, former Representative for Micoud South, left out. Is that a reflection of ‘We all In’ and ‘Let us do this Together’?
Most disgusting for me was the presentation of the Office of the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister and office staff were announced with the celebrated song of “Vent”by Teddyson John, with the Prime Minister making the accompanying hand gestures to show that he is just letting people talk. This to me was classless and unbecoming of a leader who wants the citizenry to have faith in his efforts to unify and build a common destiny.
The song has a line that says, ‘they bad mind and envy’. Is public expression of disagreement with Government policies a statement of bad mind and envy? Is the opposition effort to hold the Government to account an act of bad mind and envy? And to include public servants in that shameless display of derision, is totally unacceptable.
So I ask how are ‘We in’ and how is this is national effort to ‘Let us do this TOGETHER’ ?