Dominica News Online has learnt that several supporters of the Dominica Labour Party in the Marigot constituency could boycott the upcoming by elections carded for July 09, 2010.
Committee member of the DLP Constituency Association Harold Tyson has confirmed that he and a number of supporters have decided to stay away from the polls.
He said the decision relates to a lack of representation by the DLP’s choice of candidate Dayton Baptiste.
“We have taken a decision not to send an independent candidate but stick to our initial plan and boycott the voting because of the fact that a candidate was selected and he is not our choice. The gross disrespect that the party had for us over the past time has also resulted in our decision,” he said.
Tyson said “I believe we need to send a strong message to the electorate that they should not go to the polls and make these people understand that enough is enough. That’s for both the DLP and the United Workers Party,” he said.
According to Tyson, that could result in a low voter turnout at the polls on by-election day.
“If you walk around the community and you talk to the people, they will tell you that they won’t go to the polls again. They are claiming that they are tired and need better representation,” he added.