DFP candidate humbly accepts defeat

Oliver St. John, the man who contested the Roseau South constituency at the last general elections on a Dominica Freedom party ticket (DFP), says Dominica’s development remains on his agenda despite a defeat.

St. John lost by a large margin to the incumbent Ambrose George of the Dominica Labour Party who won 2, 049 votes. St. John won 176 votes and United Workers Party candidate Bobby Fredrick, 1, 130.

St. John said he is still happy with what he got considering the circumstances.

“Having started off with only 17 days and knowing the situation where it did not lend itself ready in the sense of you being financially able to do the things you wanted to do not buying votes but getting people to do the kind of work and the kind
of thing that is normally involved in an election campaign, I hadn’t got that ability,” he expounded.

The DFP candidate said he has congratulated the incumbent Ambrose George and is still interested in working in the country’s development.

“Everything I do, I always look at it from a point of the country’s development. I got involved because I felt I could have made that contribution to the country at the highest level; I still feel convinced that I can do it and it so happened that I did not get the results I wanted, but at the end of the day, the country comes first,” he stated.

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25 Comments

  1. CHAMER
    January 18, 2010

    a great man in deed. respec t to u

  2. January 3, 2010

    aye st john’ good luick next time man,only i man accepts defeat,keep ir up man

  3. December 29, 2009

    That’s the type of men we need to run this country..,respect..

  4. December 27, 2009

    you are a REAL MAN ,respect is due to u ,that the way to go ,BIG UP,the country need more like u ,u are a man off love not HATE

  5. dominican
    December 27, 2009

    excellentez

  6. holaa
    December 27, 2009

    only a real freedom man could have said something like that.

    better luck next time

    well done

  7. December 27, 2009

    People like you the dominican people will always respect.you are a true dominican and a MAN WITH GUTS.CONGRATULATION TO YOU AND BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME.

  8. dah man
    December 27, 2009

    Mr.John,You are a great man, politician should follow your brilliant ideas.u put your country first it means that you are for the people,others only for their pocket and want to be in power,I hope you ron for office next five years,I voted for Skerit because he shows vision for the country i love,and it seems to me you have the same vision, if Skerit don’t do what he promise,if you ron next five years i’ll vote for you. keep on the good work, may god blessed you

  9. December 26, 2009

    Amen Brother!!!
    only a true freedomrite could say that….
    you think UWP would say that? no because they
    thinking of their pocket..

  10. Progressive mind
    December 26, 2009

    Mr St John, I salute you. You have placed country before self and party, and have done the most honourable thing, even in defeat. Dominicans will never forget this great gesture. I think others in the other opposition parties should follow suit and allow the country to unite behind the government. You have shown leadership qualities which many so-called leaders lack.

    I wish you all the best in the future.

  11. dominican to the Bone
    December 26, 2009

    Well said Mr St John .. If I was home man, I would definately give you my vote ,doh I supported the PM but by far you was the best man in the race in your area …. boy hornesty and integrity is you

  12. Middle of No Where
    December 25, 2009

    Still a classy guy. All the best for the future my friend.

  13. December 25, 2009

    I worked with you ( Oliver St.John) within the Dominica Festivals Commission and I remember you as being able and positive to say the least…Don’t give up!

  14. k. baird
    December 25, 2009

    I know Mr St John and believe that he is certainly up for the job. He is honest and hard working, with vision, this is the type of representation we need. Good luck next time and keep up the good work.

  15. Loving-it
    December 24, 2009

    I feel that u have stood above all…wish the others would take a piece of class from u…stop the nonesense and lets start to put our country first..

  16. concerned1
    December 24, 2009

    well done bouggers! i voted for you in kings hill. i personally know you and your greatness.shame you didn’t win but you are a gentleman and i know you would have been a superb M.P. though i must say you had a brilliant chance when they sided with ossie walsh.

  17. legit
    December 24, 2009

    kool..thats the way it is said

  18. Thoughtful
    December 24, 2009

    This is the best story to emerge from the general elections.

    I admire you sir.

  19. Dominican lover
    December 24, 2009

    Well spoken a True son of the soil. We need more like you. A good example for the youth. That is the spirit . A true gentleman.
    Class talks. Unlike u know those who have too much education but no class or sense.

  20. Liberated
    December 24, 2009

    A true gentleman. The sort of character lacking in most politicians. This man deserves at some point to fulfill his ambitions of representing his constituents in parliament. The future of Dominica politics is in good hands with guys like these coming through.
    Thank you for your contribution to this campaign and best of luck for the future Mr St.John.

  21. Chavez Jr.
    December 24, 2009

    Thats the spirit Sir, keep it up, I wish all those who succumb to defeat would say the same, merry xmas and happy new year to all.

  22. dominican over the sea.
    December 24, 2009

    mr st john u started late for true but believe u were on the wrong bench u should have try the DLP TICKET INSTEEAD .SO TRY YOUR BEST NEXT TIME U WILL GET MORE VOTES MY DEARY.

  23. Peeping Tom
    December 24, 2009

    Now, that’s character, maturity, and nobility in the man. Contrast this reaction to that of …. Ah well, you already know the story!

    Good going, Mr. St. John!

  24. shelli
    December 24, 2009

    Sir !

    You are a very big man!

    I admire your frankness and love for country.

    The Freedom Party still has sound core values

  25. Sandra
    December 24, 2009

    This is a politician! “Country comes first” for him. God be with you.

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