Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is among various high ranking members of the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) who will address a rally tonight in Lagoon in light of the dismissal of an election petition by the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC).
“The prime minister will be speaking to his people and Dominicans tonight from 7:00 pm at Lagoon to express how he feels and say thank you for their support throughout,” adviser to the Prime Minister, Emmanuel Nanthan, said.
The ECSC in it ruling on Monday ended a nearly four-year court battle questioning the legitimacy of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and his Education Minister, Petter Saint Jean as elected members of parliament.
Nanthan said supporters will also hear from the lawyers who were involved in case while it was being heard in the courts. “We will also have addresses from the lawyers, who now have the results of the case, to explain to Dominicans what actually transpired,” he noted. “We are looking forward to have large numbers out as the prime minister once and for all put the case behind him and take on the mantle of moving the country forward.”
According the Nanthan, Dominica never had an illegal prime minister and never will. “Dominica has never had an illegal prime minister or government, Dominica will never have an illegal prime minister or government and we are going to put that behind us and chart the way forward from now till the next general elections,” he said.