The President of Saint Lucia National Youth Council (SLNYC) has accused Peter Josie of picking on students.
And Nyus Alfred wants him to apologise publicly.
Alfred spoke Wednesday at a news conference.
He said he was disappointed in Josie’s critical remarks about the Saint Lucia National Students’ Council (SLNSC).
Josie is a former MP and former government Minister.
Alfred referred to a recording which he said had become viral.
He disclosed that as a result of the recording, students became targets of cyber bullying.
The SLNYC President said it was because of something Peter Josie said on a radio programme.
“I have to say personally that I was very disappointed,” he explained.
Alfred observed that Josie was a trade unionist and would know what it’s like to represent people who elected him.
The SLNYC official said to indicate that political operatives are grooming students’ council members was ‘totally out of hand.’
He said he does not understand why somebody in Josie’s position would find it fitting to pick on Form Five students.
According to Alfred, the students are merely doing their job and speaking on behalf of their colleagues.
As a result, he called on Josie to publicly apologise to the National Students’ Council.
According to Alfred, everything the group has done has been completely transparent.
“At this point in time we are supposed to be supporting the students because they are the ones feeling the brunt of the impact of COVID-19,” he explained.
According to Alfred, people cannot put a political or partisan bias on everything the students say about situations that affect them.