Castries Central MP, Sarah Flood-Beaubrun, has told parliament that it is time for the opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP), to accept that it lost the last general elections here.
She spoke as the house debated an opposition motion of no confidence in Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet.
Flood-Beaubrun said she fully supports Chastanet and urged him not to be worried about detractors.
According to the External Affairs Minister, the opposition brought the no confidence motion because of fear that if Chastanet was allowed to continue, the labour party would have no hope at the next elections.
She said in bringing the motion before the house, opposition leader, Philip J. Pierre had demonstrated a complete lack of respect for the democratic process.
“The people of Saint Lucia in June 2016 voted this government in and voted this Prime Minister to lead the country,” Flood-Beaubrun recalled.
“It is just two and a half years and they refuse to accept the will of the people – that is what it is about,” the Castries Central MP, who previously served in a labour party cabinet observed.
She declared that the labour party has been in election mode since June 2016.
“They refuse to accept that this is the people’s prime minister,” Flood-Beaubrun told the house.
She called on the opposition to allow the government to do its work.
“Let the fruits of our labour be seen – it’s only two and a half years. Accept that the people have voted you out of office. Accept that the people have placed their confidence in the prime minister. Allow the term of office to run – you will have an opportunity. Elections will come at the end of the term of office,” Flood-Beaubrun observed.
“The people will decide again. What is the hurry?” Flood-Beaubrun stated during her contribution to the debate.