Supporters of the opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) are urging the executive of the party to reconsider the candidate being proposed to contest the Choiseul-Saltibus constituency in the next general elections in a video that was posted on social media.
The video was recorded on Sunday during a meeting chaired by former Choiseul-Saltibus MP, Ferguson John.
Doctor Alphonsus St Rose, promoted as the preferred candidate, was at his side and also addressed the gathering.
“As everybody has heard now, the party decided it would select Pauline (Antoine),” John tells the meeting.
The former government minister asserted that ever since the announcement, there have been a lot of telephone calls about the matter.
John said he himself has been ‘bombarded’ by calls because people believe the wrong decision was made.
“I will say this, the Saint Lucia Labour Party is our party. Without us, there is no party,” he declared.
He recalled that there was a time when the SLP had problems with him when he was running for election.
John said at that time the people of La Fargue got together and made it absolutely clear to the leadership whom they wanted.
“This time it is different because they have already decided, but it’s not too late,” the former MP told the gathering.
He said the party should be told that it made a mistake that must be corrected.
Doctor Alphonsus St Rose for his part told the audience that he had pledged his commitment to working with them.
He disclosed that he had been informed that the SLP Executive had selected Pauline Antoine as the nominee to represent the constituency at the next elections.
St Rose noted that from ‘day one’ supporters felt the selection process was tainted, contaminated, rigged and structured against them and the choice they made.