The Saint Lucia National Party (SNP) has announced the suspension of its campaign for the next general elections.
As a result, the party’s endorsed candidate for Castries Central, Brennan Francis, plans to transfer his campaign efforts to the opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP).
Francis told St Lucia Times that he has spoken to the political leader of the SNP about his plan.
“I feel a need to be part of this general elections,” he explained.
Francis said he will apply to the SLP and see what happens.
“Even if my application doesn’t come in, I will rally with the labour party in Central and the surrounding seats,” he explained.
Francis expressed the view that he can contribute ‘something’ to the SLP’s campaign in the Castries constituencies.
“My application is in there and it is with the (SLP) political leader,” he told St Lucia Times.
Francis said as a result of COVID-19, the constituency groups are not having meetings.
But he said as soon as the meetings resume, he will be present.
However, he admitted that whether his application to the SLP is successful is out of his hands.
At the same time, he expressed the view that the labour party will win the Castries Central seat.
“I guarantee you, labour will be victorious in Central,” he asserted.
The Castries Central seat is currently held by Sarah Flood-Beaubrun of the ruling United Workers Party (UWP).
However, the SLP has not officially announced its candidate.