Saint Lucia Labour (SLP) leader, Philip J. Pierre has urged Saint Lucians to keep the peace in a post on his official Facebook page on Thursday.
“Keep the peace, Saint Lucia. We will overcome evil with good!’ Pierre declared.
And he also had a message for the SLP’s Castries South East candidate, Joachim Henry.
“Brother Joachim, remember the words of Michelle Obama, “When they go low, we go high,” the SLP leader wrote.
The Facebook post came one day after Pierre at a news conference spoke of attempts to derail Henry’s election campaign.
Henry and his wife, Claudia, were involved in a highly publicized confrontation with Castries South East MP, Guy Joseph, at the Forestiere Seventh Day Adventist church in April.
Their Attorneys said Wednesday that police invited the couple to visit the Major Crimes Unit that morning for a meeting with an investigating officer.
But Attorney at Law, Leslie Mondesir, disclosed that he and his colleague, Lorne Theophilus, were asked to attend at the Major Crimes Unit about half an hour earlier than the scheduled meeting with the Henrys.
Mondesir said as a result of the discussions involving him Theophilus and the police, the Henrys were not required to make any appearance at the Major Crimes Unit.
He also said at the time that the couple had not been arrested or charged.
Nevertheless, the Attorney made it clear that he and Theophilus are committed at any time to defend the Henrys in the future should the need arise in relation to ‘this particular matter.’
SLP leader, Philip J. Pierre told reporters on Wednesday it was unfortunate that more than six weeks since the church incident and on the eve of a general election, the Henrys would still be dealing with the matter.