The President Dominica Labour Party (DLP) Marigot Constituency Association Harold Tyson has lashed out at the new DLP Senator Dayton Baptiste for what he described as bad representation.
Tyson said he has already voiced his concerns to the General Secretary of DLP, Edward Registe, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and other members of the political party.
According to him, the Marigot Constituency Association has had many pre and post concerns regarding the 2009 General Elections.
He said one specific concern was the manner in which the candidate was selected.
“The insult meted against Prime Minister Skerrit, the lack of communication with the Constituency Association and the lack of respect for the involvement of the people in making the best choice politically,” Tyson alleged are reasons for their dissatisfaction with Baptiste’s behaviour.
“We believe that the process and method used to select the candidate for the last General Elections of 2009 was not done in the best interest of the people, and is left with lots to be desired. For the period, pre and post, Mr. Dayton Baptiste was and has been very inconsistent, and as a senator he is very complacent and not ready for the post he holds in Dominica’s Parliament,” Tyson claimed.
According to Tyson, the new senator has not done anything to unify the people and start the building process. “Rather than to attempt to build and mobilize the people, he is dividing them. For the mater the Association held three meetings post election, where Baptiste was invited and he conveniently absented himself from all three,” he noted.
The Executive of the DLP have been invited to a meeting carded for April 25 in that regard.
– DNO Correspondent