Castries South MP, Ernest Hilaire has declared that Saint Labour Party (SLP) leader, Philip J. Pierre should be the best person to lead this country right now.
Hilaire made the comments in an interview with Radio Caribbean International (RCI) on Friday.
But when asked during the interview who among the current ruling United Workers Party (UWP) MPs would best do the job, he made specific mention of Stephenson King and Edmund Estephane.
King, the MP for Castries North, is also a former Prime Minister.
“I am sure Honourable Stephenson King would probably be – would be a better prime minister than Allen Chastanet. I am sure Estephane would be a better prime minister,” Hilaire stated after initially appearing reticent.
The Castries South MP spoke ahead of the opposition no confidence motion in the Prime Minister which the leader of the opposition announced last week would be debated on Tuesday.
Hilaire told RCI that if on Tuesday Allen Chastanet continues to be PM after the debate, the members on the government side will be saying to people of Saint Lucia that despite all the opposition has said, they believe Chastanet is the best among them and the best for Saint Lucia.
“They will now have made a loud and clear statement that: ‘We agree with what Allen Chastanet is doing,’ ” Hilaire said.
The current configuration of the house of assembly is 11-6 in favour of the government.