Independent Candidate for the Marigot Constituency Anthony Charles said he took the decision to contest the Marigot seat in the upcoming general elections because that constituency lacked representation.
Charles, who spoke on State Owned Radio DBS, is a farmer and is among two other candidates contesting the Marigot seat. They are Dominica Labour Party (DLP) candidate, Gregory Riviere and Team Unity Dominica representative, Carlos Charles.
“I [took] that decision because a lot of the voters in Marigot didn’t want the Marigot constituency to go unrepresented, because we weren’t getting any representation during 22 years of existence of the Dominica Labour Party,” he said.
According to Charles, he also took the opportunity to represent the people of Marigot as an Independent candidate since the United Workers Party (UWP) refused to take part in the general elections.
“We need a voice in there for the next term,” he stated.
He mentioned also that some of the major plans are already in Cabinet, but not all were fulfilled.
“For example the feeder roads for farms, the opening of the hospital 24-7…,” he noted.
He called on residents of Marigot to go out in large numbers to vote for independence and, “not for party”.
“The support is there because we need representation, so the support is okay so far, but we need people to go out and vote for independence, not for no party,” he stated. “We need to go up to get representation”
He continued, “We are depending on the government for too [many] things, we need to be self-sufficient.”
Dominicans will go to the polls to vote to elect a new leader on Tuesday, December 6, 2022.