Acting political leader of the Dominica Freedom Party (DFP), Micheal Astaphan, has disclosed that five new faces have shown interest in contesting the next general elections for the party.
According to Astaphan the new potential candidates are of high integrity.
“I have some people who have very keen interest, who have positions, about five new people in addition to those who have been with us all along. They are from St. Joseph, Wesley, Roseau, Grand Fond and Soufriere,” he said.
Astaphan said the names will be disclosed in the next couple months.
He said agriculture, youth and security are high on the party’s agenda. “Just look at what’s going on in Dominica … too many young people are being killed uselessly, too much drugs … when people commit crimes we find them on the road … crime looks like it is not looked down in society,” Astaphan stated.
He also said the party is preparing to elect a permanent leader.