Saint Lucia’s ruling United Workers Party (UWP) is urging authorities here and in Dominica to question Castries South MP, Ernest Hilaire, in relation to statements he made Wednesday night in Dominica.
Dominica goes to the polls on Friday and Hilaire spoke on a ruling Dominica Labour Party (DLP) political platform.
“The United Workers Party is surprised at the statement made by Doctor Hiliare on a political platform in Dominica indicating that he knows that the riots and the criminal activities that have been happening over the last few weeks have been planned in Saint Lucia,” UWP spokeswoman Nancy Charles said in a statement Thursday.
“For us as as a party we are calling on the authorities both in Dominica and Saint Lucia to bring Doctor Hilaire in for questioning – ask him to give the names of those persons who have been planning those illegal activities; ask him to give the information because he knows who; he knows where,” Charles declared.
She said that Hilaire, who is one of two Deputy Leaders of the opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP), seems to have inside information as to where and what has been happening.
Charles urged Hilaire to speak up so that people can be arrested.
The UWP spokeswoman asserted that the people of Dominica cannot continue to suffer because the Castries South MP is withholding information.