Dermatologist, Dr. Worrel Sanford has announced that he will be the United Workers Party (UWP) candidate for the Salybia constituency in the upcoming general election.
Dr. Sanford said in a statement on Kairi FM on Monday morning, that his decision was in response to a call from the UWP and the people of the Salybia constituency.
“I could not turn my back on them. I could not say no; I couldn’t refuse. My people have seen in me continuation of the work that I have done over the years, It’s a very humbling experience…to accept to represent them in the highest office which is Parliament,” Sanford said.”That’s where all the decisions are being made and if we really want to make a difference, that is where it is and there’s a need for it. There is a need for good leadership; there is a need for honest leadership.”
Citing also, also, the need for dedication, accountability, development and job creation, Sanford maintained that the country has a lot of issues.
“And I could not see myself saying no to my people. So, I have accepted,” Sanford stated.
Claudius Sanford, who contested the last general election for the UWP and lost, announced recently that the party would be announcing a new candidate who will breathe “a new lease on life” in the constituency.
Speculation that the Cuban-trained Dr. Worrel Sanford might be that new candidate, has now been confirmed.
Dr. Sanford contested the 1990 general election on a Dominica Labour Party (DLP) ticket in the constituency and won. He resigned in 1993.
His Dominica Labour Party opponent in the next election will Cozier Frederick.