The Deputy leader of Saint Lucia’s National Green Party (NGP), Aaron Alexander, has taken issue with recent remarks by the Castries North candidate for the ruling United Workers Party (UWP), Jeannine Giraudy-McIntyre.
Alexander quoted her as saying in her maiden speech accepting her candidacy for the upcoming July 26 general elections, that a vote for any other entity apart from the UWP is a vote for labour.
“The National Green Party felt insulted by the remarks,” he stated, adding that such comments were ignorant, reckless, undemocratic, unfortunate and disrespectful.
According to the NGP Deputy leader, the comments seem to suggest that only the UWP and the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) are the legitimate parties in Saint Lucia.
“This gang culture – red and yellow gangs, this is exactly what the National Green Party comes to free Saint Lucians from. We are an independent political organisation with no affiliation to neither the United Workers Party or the Saint Lucia Labour Party, so we humbly ask all to respect us as such,” Alexander declared.
“Madame Giraudy-McIntyre, with your maiden speech, you have crashed and burned,” he asserted.