Dominica Labour Party (DLP) candidate for the Riviere Cyrique constituency, Ivor Stephenson has presented himself as a well educated man who has received a college and university education.
Stephenson, who will go up against United Workers Party (UWP) Dr. Thompson Fontaine, told supporters at a DLP rally held in Riviere Cyrique on Wednesday night, that he has the capacity to serve the people of that constituency.
“The man that is presenting himself as parliamentary representative cannot come with any track record to be counted of that of Ivor Stephenson,” he said.
He stated that both he and his opponent share similar backgrounds. “Ivor Stephenson coming from a humble beginning, a man who grow up right here in this community, attended the Morne Jaune Primary School, Thompson attended the Grand Fond Primary School, Ivor Stephenson attended the Dominica Grammar School, Thompson Fontaine the Saint Mary’s Academy,” he stated.
He continued, “Ivor Stephenson went to colleges and universities, Thompson Fontaine went to colleges and universities. Thompson Fontaine is an economist, Ivor Stephenson is an environmentalist. So he have education, I have education. So when they say about Doctor, tell them I say that I have my education and I have the capacity to serve you the people of this constituency.”
Stephenson appealed to supporters as well as non-supporters to cast their votes for him in the December poll.
“I appeal to you my dear supporters, non supporters, undecided voters and all the United Workers Party (UWP) supporters who are now listening that come December 8, you must vote Ivor Stephenson because I have made my contribution to the development of this community,” he stated.