Former United Workers Party (UWP) government minister Doctor Keith Mondesir Sunday night asserted that the opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) would make a better alternative to the current UWP administration.
Mondesir made the remarks at a labour party political meeting in Vieux Fort.
“I have been looking at the men and women in this party and I feel in myself that they are more honest, trustworthy and they will take the feelings of the poor into consideration and they will make a better alternative,” the former MP for Anse La Raye-Canaries declared.
He told labour party supporters that the next general elections will not be about the UWP or the SLP but about Saint Lucia.
“That’s why I am here,” he explained.
He disclosed that during his tenure in the UWP, he sat in a room and listened to treachery and dishonesty when then Prime Minister Stephenson King felt that he would be overthrown.
“Allen Chastanet, Guy Joseph, Ezechiel (Joseph) and the rest of them stayed in the same room and assured him ‘PM’, they used to call him PM, ‘We will not overthrow you – we will not take your position. All we need to do is strengthen the United Workers Party’,” Mondesir recalled.
“And what happened? They all took their daggers and pushed it in his back and kicked him out. This is not fair. I saw treachery; I saw dishonesty and I saw no integrity in a lot of them and I said I will not be a part of that,” the former minister explained.
Mondesir said he entered politics to help his country, having spent most of his life in Canada.
“I know I can make a contribution and make a difference in many ways,” he told the audience.