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.
“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.
Tags: Election 2009