Despite claims by former Chief Justice Sir Brian Alleyne that the main Opposition United Workers Party (UWP) could lose its three seats in Parliament if they miss three sittings, party leader Ron Green seemed not perturbed.
The UWP has opted not to attend parliament following the general elections held on December 18, 2010 which saw a landslide victory for the ruling Dominica Labour Party.
The UWP said the election process lacked transparency, accusing the DLP of bribery and corruption.
Sir Alleyne indicated that according to constitution, if the UWP misses three sittings, a by-election could take place in Salisbury, Marigot and Roseau Central – the only three constituencies that the UWP won.
But when asked how fearful the UWP is, Green said “we would cross that bridge when we get there”.
He told an interview with Dominica News Online that the UWP feels strongly about the illegitimacy about the elections. “We will keep up that boycott until we see change,” Green said.
He noted that Prime Minister Skerrit has never attempted to discuss the boycott with the Opposition.
“I would imagine that he would be; he has chosen not to do so…It is not unusual and surprised. It is the way he had dealt with the Opposition for the longest while. He has disrespected us,” Green added.