Former President of the Saint Lucia Civil Service Association (CSA), Yvonne Edwin, has appealed for a clean campaign in this year’s election of officers to the executive council of the trade union.
Edwin has offered herself up for election as either President or Vice President of the union.
She was president from 2016 to 2018.
Edwin says the election should not be used to defame people’s character.
“We should not use this time during our campaigning to spread fake news, rumours and negativity, especially when persons are placing themselves up for office,” she asserted.
The former CSA President encouraged candidates and members to desist from such behaviour.
She called on CSA members to do the right thing and vote for an executive of professional leaders.
The CSA will hold its Election of Officers on Wednesday 11th November, 2020.
The elections are constitutionally due every two years.
The poll was originally scheduled for April 2020 but had to be postponed because of the uncertainty which surrounded the COVID-19 Pandemic at the time, according to a CSA release.
The union disclosed that all the positions on the Executive Council will be contested.
This year a total of fifteen individuals are vying for the various positions: President, 3 Vice Presidents, Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Secretary / Assistant Treasurer and 3 Trustees.
The CSA says that for the convenience of members there are eleven polling stations strategically located across the country to facilitate voting.
Headline photo caption: Yvonne Edwin (File photo)