Castries North MP, Stephenson King, says he is ‘absolutely disturbed’ by the statement made on the evening of Saturday, July 10, 2021, by Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) leader, Philip J. Pierre.
King said that Pierre had suggested that he (King) has resigned from the ruling United Workers Party (UWP) and joined the SLP, which is furthest from the truth.
“I have never applied to the SLP for membership, nor have I had any discussions with anyone in the SLP seeking membership,” the former Saint Lucia Prime Minister declared in a statement to the media on Monday.
“I have made my position very clear – I am an independent candidate; independent of the established parties and not aligned to any individual candidate in this election,” the Castries North MP explained.
“My mission is a focused one for the cause of the people and the good of the country. My vision is beyond party, but rather a national crusade against the wrong that takes place in our society – corruption, abuse of power, victimisation, disrespect and violation of the constitution of the land,” King declared.
SLP leader, Philip J. Pierre, in an address to party faithful, had asserted that the UWP had lost three leaders who had left the party.
“Vaughan Lewis, he left and he joined us. Morella Joseph left and she joined us and now, Stephenson King left and joined us,” Pierre stated.