Newly elected leader of the Dominica Freedom Party (DFP), Kent Vital, has revealed that the party is well on its way towards bringing together a full slate of 21 “capable and honest men and women” as candidates to contest the next general election in Dominica.
There are 21 constituencies in Dominica and the next general election is constitutionally due in 2019.
Vital spoke at a DFP press conference held on Tuesday, August 29th 2017 at the Garraway Hotel.
Vital stated that the men and women that the party is looking to recruit will be of good standing and play a pivotal role in community development.
“We are well on our way to assembling a team of capable men and women general elections who will contest all twenty-one seats at the next general elections. These will include men and women who serve in our communities and men and women who can listen to the people,” he said.
He stated that the government, like the Freedom Party, should take issues such as proper implementation systems and sticking to the code of integrity and love for nation seriously in order to pursue strategies outlined in developmental plans for the country.
“That is why the Dominica Freedom Party will present the right people to contest the next general election and will be holding these persons to a high standard,” he added.
Vital noted that his party will also share with the public its strategies and plans, which the DFP has no issue with the government adopting, for development for Dominica as it will be outlined in their Manifesto.
According to the DFP Leader, he is determined to follow humbly in the footsteps of Dame Mary Eugenia Charles, and as a political leader will guard the interests of the DFP zealously.
“I am determined to follow in the footsteps of Mary Eugenia Charles in that regard. As political leader, I will guard the party’s brand zealously, and I know that we have others on the new executive and around this country that will help me do just that,” he remarked.