The Leader of the United Workers Party, Lennox Linton, is accusing Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of playing games with the people of Dominica by withholding the date for the general election.
Prime Minister Skerrit announced during the official launch of Dominica Labour Party (DLP) candidate Kent Edwards in La Plaine over the weekend, that elections will be held in Dominica within the next 100 days.
But Linton said at a press conference this week that elections are too much of a serious matter to be treated so trivially.
“I am not entirely sure what that means. It sounds to me that the person who made the announcement continues to play games with the people of Dominica on an important matter like the date for general elections,” he said.
Linton has always maintained that under a UWP government, the election date will be fixed.
“This business of one man or one woman having a date for election in his or her pocket and playing games for two and three years with people must stop…”
He stated that if he becomes the next prime minister, no individual will serve for more than two consecutive terms in the seat of the Prime Minister. “We are committed to that,” he declared.
Meantime, Linton said the UWP is ready for the elections.
“We have candidates in all of the 21 constituencies. We are ready for the contest, but we have also been saying that there will be electoral reform before the next general elections,” he said.
Linton asserted that civil society organizations in Dominica agree that there should be reform, along with the international community represented by the organizations that have been in Dominica observing elections and providing their recommendations.