Leader of the United Workers Party Ron Green said his party will retain the Salisbury and Marigot seats in the July 9 by-elections.
These two seats are up for grabs following a decision by the member for Marigot Edison James and Salisbury’s Hector John to missed three consecutive sittings of parliament.
Green said both Salisbury and Marigot have been the heart and soul of the UWP for many years and that will never change.
“We will be contesting these two seats and we will win. We have every confidence that people of these constituencies will return the UWP representatives to parliament. I think the people understood the issues of the day. They were the ones who insisted that we protest and maintained that we should do certain things to keep our democracy strong,” he added.
According to Green, the by-elections would be another opportunity for the people of Dominica to establish their support of democracy and “we have a feeling that we will return with both seats”.
Meantime Green says he is concerned about bribery in the July 09 by-elections.
“We have seen this criminal activity in 2005. It’s a habit of the Skerrit-led administrations try and bribe people. The bringing in of housing materials to Salisbury and we have heard rumors that they are trying to recruits voters from overseas.
He said the DLP “just haven’t learnt”.