United Workers Party member for the Salisbury Constituency Hector John has warned his supporters to be vigilant and stand for democracy ahead of the July 9 bi-elections.
“I am not afraid of no man… Tonight it’s about you, not Skerrit. Tonight is about the representation that we want. Tonight is about the people of Dominica, and tonight brothers and sisters I am asking you to begin to stand for your country,” John urged his constituents at a public meeting on Wednesday night in Salisbury.
Being wary of rumours that the ruling Dominica Labour Party Administration has allegedly planned to pay the way of Dominicans living abroad to return to vote in the bi-elections, John encouraged his people to be alert.
“They say they might bring down people we have to be vigilant, but it’s not happening in our constituency. We are here to make it clear that Salisbury, Coulibistrie and Morne Rachette we are to stand for democracy… When you stand for nothing, you fall for anything,” he stated.
Government senator and DLP’s candidate Bentley Royer will try to win the seat from John again.
John, who has dubbed himself ‘Hector, The Protector’ said he did not get here by accident, and advised the electorate to go out to vote early.
“Hector, the Protector is now the protector of our democracy; Hector, the Protector is now the protector of our country against dictatorship; Hector, the Protector is now the protector of our agriculture sector; Hector, the Protector is now the protector of the young people; Hector, the Protector now the protector against Roosevelt Skerrit …,” the youthful UWP member stated.
UWP President and former Prime Minister Edison James, the party’s leader Ron Green and Parliamentary Representative of Roseau Central constituency Norris Prevost also addressed the gathering.
UWP has planned another public meeting at Coulibistrie on Friday.