Castries East MP, Philip J. Pierre, says the people of his constituency have a chance to make history at the next polls, by making their MP the Prime Minister of this country.
“Not only the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, but also the Prime Minister from Castries East,” Pierre explained.
His comments came in response to a question during the MBC Television programme television Chill & Chat, regarding whether he was confident that the people of his constituency would re-elect him as MP, therefore becoming Prime Minister should the opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP), which he leads, win the next elections.
Pierre told programme host – Maundy Lewis, that he always puts his fate in the hands of the people.
As a result, the SLP leader said he believes the people will make the right decisions.
“I think the people of Castries East know my representation,” Pierre asserted.
In this regard, Pierre observed that he has always been straightforward with them, never bluffed them or appeared only to disappear again.
He also said the SLP has a strong team.
Nevertheless, he admitted that currently, he is not as frequent in the constituency as he should be.
Pierre explained that’s because he has the responsibility for the entire country as leader of the SLP.
“I have 16 other constituencies to run,” Pierre noted.
He declared that it makes no sense for the SLP to win eight of the seventeen seats at stake and not get into government.
“We need nine to get into government,” the Pierre stated.
He added that his job is to ensure that the SLP gets nine seats.