Opposition leader Philip J. Pierre has told reporters that disgruntled supporters of the ruling United Workers Party (UWP) are turning to the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP).
“There are many young people, women and professionals who want to join our party – plus people in the United Workers Party who are disgruntled; who the dream of having a thousand jobs in Vieux Fort for the horse race; the dream of having 400 jets on the airport starting from today – that hasn’t happened; the dream of five hotels – that still hasn’t happened,” Pierre asserted.
“So there are many people in the United Workers Party who are willing and are able and are coming over,” he explained.
On Sunday, former UWP government minister Doctor Keith Mondesir appeared on an SLP political platform in Vieux Fort, declaring that labour is the better alternative.
Mondesir, sporting a red shirt, blasted UWP cabinet members with whom he had served, accusing them of treachery and dishonesty.
In contrast, he expressed the view that members of the labour party are more honest, trustworthy and will take the feelings of the poor into consideration.
“We have many surprises for you,” SLP leader Philip J. Pierre told reporters.
He disclosed that he is very upbeat and excited about the future of the labour party.