Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Peter Josie Believes Allen Chastanet Should Finish His Term In Office

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Veteran Saint Lucia politician Peter Josie has taken issue with Prime Minister Allen Chastanet for announcing that elections will be held soon.

He feels Chastanet should finish his five year term.

“He has no reason, in my humble opinion, to say that elections are around the corner,” Josie said, while declaring that Chastanet would get his vote.

Chastanet came to power in the June 6, 2016 polls with his United Workers Party (UWP) winning 11 of the 17 seats at stake.

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“If I were in Allen’s place, I would say to the nation ‘Well listen, you elected me for five years, I intend to finish my term. But I will tell you more than that because I want to be honest with you. When June comes, I will ask you on the first of June to give me permission to extend my stay for three months or 90 says which the constitution gives me anyway, so that I can recover the three months that I lost through the Coronavirus,’”the former MP told Newsspin on Real FM Thursday afternoon.

“Maybe he doesn’t have to wait until the 1st of June next year. Maybe in a New Year’s Day message he can say that. But I don’t think he should give any indication to anybody that there would be election around the corner or before the year ends, because you hear the nonsense that it being spoken about the  State of Emergency being extended or the curfew being extended to the end of September,” he told Newsspin Host, Timothy Poleon.

Prime Minister Chastanet announced recently that elections would be held ‘very soon’.

And just this week, opposition leader Philip J. Pierre declared that the Saint Lucia Labour Party’s election campaign had officially started on Sunday.

In a televised address to the nation, Pierre asserted that the United Workers Party administration has been  ‘nothing else but an abysmal failure’.



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