Outgoing Parliamentary Representative of the Salybia constituency, Ashton Graneau, is confident that the seat will remain with the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) after the December 8 general election.
Graneau who won that seat five years ago is being replaced by Casius Darroux.
Graneau told DLP supporters at a gospel event held at Castle Bruce on Sunday that Darroux will take up the mantle of the DLP to move the constituency forward.
“And I tell you that Claudius (Sanford) was smiling when he heard that I was no longer interested in contesting the general election but that was a strategy,” Graneau said. “ I am a strategist, a political strategist and we deliberately did it to give him hope … so as a result we have given you a stronger man that I am and we want him to continue from where we have left.”
He added, “So my brother and I who have left a legacy for the Salybia constituency, we have given over to Casius Darroux. A young aspiring leader in the Kalinago Territory, trained in the People’s Republic of China, we have left something good for Casius to build on, so there is no way that Claudius can smile because the truth is this is our seat again. The Salybia constituency will return to Labour, there is no doubt about that.”
Meanwhile, Darroux said he is confident that the DLP will bring home the seat for the DLP in the upcoming general elections.
“I am strongly supported by a fantastic team of energized campaigners and we are confident that we will be creating history in the Salybia Constituency when again we will bring home the seat to the Dominica Labour Party on December 8,” Darroux said at the launch of the DLP campaign last weekend.
General election will be held in Dominica on December 8.
In the Salybia consistuency Casius Darroux will be going up against the UWP’s Claudius Sanford.