The Deputy Leader of the National Green Party (NGP), Aaron Alexander, has promised that his party will work with prime minister-elect, Philip J. Pierre and has urged him to keep true to his words – ‘putting the people first.’
“No victimisation and no vindictiveness. After all, the people agreed with you and accepted your vision, so please don’t disappoint,” Alexander urged Pierre.
“Now is the time and the time is now for us all to join hands with our new government for the survival of our beloved homeland. The campaign and the elections are now over, let’s work together,” the NGP official observed in a statement to St Lucia Times.
Philip J, Pierre’s Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) won a landslide victory in Monday’s general elections, relegating the United Workers Party (UWP), which was in government, to a mere two seats in the 17-seat parliament.
Independent candidates Stephenson King (Castries North) and Richard Frederick (Castries Central) were also victorious in the elections.
NGP Deputy leader, Aaron Alexander praised the people of Saint Lucia for displaying what he described as a high sense of maturity and discipline during Monday’s poll.
“Thank God Almighty it was conducted free and fair with no violence,” Alexander said.
The NGP candidate, who made an unsuccessful bid to represent Castries Central, also expressed his gratitude to the people of the constituency for the support they gave to the party during a short space of time.
According to Alexander, this gives the NGP the confidence to stick around and work with the people of Castries Central.
He congratulated the winning candidate in Castries Central, Richard Frederick, who had declared himself an ‘independent labour candidate’ and ousted the incumbent, Sarah Flood-Beaubrun, who was External Affairs Minister in the outgoing administration.
“My brother, my hands are yours – use them for the betterment of our people of Castries Central,” Alexander told Frederick.
In addition, the NGP Deputy leader congratulated the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) which won a landslide victory at the polls and assured prime minister-elect, Philip J. Pierre, that the NGP will work with him to make this country a better place.