Chairman of the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) Marigot Constituency Association Harold Tyson says plans are afoot to select a new candidate to contest the proposed by–elections in Marigot.
Government Senator Dayton Baptiste, who contested that seat in the December 18, 2009 general elections for the DLP lost to United Workers Party’s Edison James. Baptiste is reportedly having some trouble with his Association.
Tyson said Baptiste has not represented the people of Marigot and now that there could be by-elections, “it makes the matter even more serious”.
He said the Association is currently on the ground screening candidates to ensure a better replacement.
“We have had about five meetings and Baptiste never attended. At this time he can’t come to us and ask us to vote for him. As far as some people think, it is too late. We are looking for candidates and we have been talking to several persons and we are hoping that good sense will prevail and the DLP hierarchy will decide that they will not just put something on us,” Tyson stated.
“It’s time that we in Marigot decide what we want for ourselves. The past few years people have decided what they wanted for us and now we need to stand up and decide for ourselves once and for all,” he added.
Tyson said a number of top Labourites are supporting him in that regard.
– DNO Correspondent