st-hilliaire-265x300 (1)A former candidate of the ruling Dominica Labour Party (DLP) has thrown his support behind the opposition United Workers Party (UWP) in Dominica.

Less than one week before people go to the polls to elect a new government, Griffin St. Hilaire who contested the 1995 elections for the DLP believes the Skerrit led administration has deceived the people and should be voted out.

St. Hilaire lives in Geneva Switzerland and works in the UN office there.

“Let us put aside, all our petty prejudices. Let us put aside whatever differences we may have had with the United Workers Party (UWP) in the past and rally behind this team to remove this government,” he said to cheering party supporters in the capital city Roseau on Monday.

According to St. Hilaire, “it is not an easy task when you are dealing with fellas who are unscrupulous, have no principles and will do anything to remain in power.”

“We have to bring down the full force of the people on them and put the brakes on them…come December 8th, I am asking you, I am begging you please support whichever candidate that is going up in your constituency and vote for the saw so that the future of our children will be better, so that we will have jobs and Dominica will be a prosperous society once more,” he said.

St. Hilaire has become a regular speaker on the platform of the UWP in this 2014 general election.

Labour Party advocate, Tony Astaphan, has said that St. Hilaire was “disgruntled” because he did not become the leader of the DLP instead of Roosevelt Skerrit.