Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) leader, Philip J. Pierre, says people are trying to create issues between him and his predecessor as party leader, Dr. Kenny Anthony.
“When I listen and I hear all the innuendoes about Kenny and Philip in fight and Ernest (Hilaire), I say to them ‘Let not your heart be troubled!’” Pierre asserted to applause from his audience.
He was addressing the Annual General Meeting of the labour party’s Castries East Constituency.
“They have tried now for more than 23 years to create issues between Kenny and I,” Pierre declared.
However the SLP leader explained that the detractors do not understand what respect and friendship mean.
“What they do not understand is that your disagreements must not always be aired in public. And what they do not understand is Kenny is a man of integrity. Kenny is a man who loves Saint Lucia and Kenny is a man that will do nothing to disturb Saint Lucia,” the Castries East MP stated.
“And tonight, right here in the Bocage Secondary school where I took over the mantle of leadership of this labour party in June 2016, Kenny Anthony has come and will continue to embrace me and I look forward to his guidance and his support as we take Saint Lucia forward,” Pierre told the gathering.
He expressed his gratitude to Anthony who, as Prime Minister, allowed him to head some of the biggest government ministries in this country, including the ministry of tourism.
Noting that general elections are near, the SLP leader expressed the view that the ruling United Workers Party (UWP) is desperate.
According to Pierre, the desperation is because the ‘gravy train’ the UWP has been enjoying while in office is coming to an end.