The Mahaut constituency association of the United Workers Party (UWP) has selected Felix Thomas to replace Ronnie Isidore in the upcoming general election.
The matter will now go to the party’s hierarchy for confirmation and ratification.
When contacted, Thomas, a contractor and engineer, confirmed that he was selected by the constituency association but said he would prefer to give a reaction after everything has been formalized by the party.
“I don’t want to jump the gun,” he said.
When confirmed, Thomas will replace Isidore who was removed as the UWP’s Mahaut constituency candidate after months of unresolved friction between him and certain sections of the party in the constituency.
Isidore contested the last general election on a UWP ticket and lost to the Dominica Labour Party’s Rayburn Blackmoore.
He also contested the leadership of the UWP but lost to Lennox Linton and reports began to surface which seem to suggest that there were moves afoot inside the party to have him replaced.
At a press conference last month UWP president, Ezekiel Bazil, stated that Isidore, who was already an endorsed candidate, will not contest the seat for the UWP due to ‘persistent behaviors’ which were contrary to the party’s ‘firm commitment to truth.’
The Mahaut constituency is made up of the communities of Canefield, Campbell, Massacre, Mahaut, Roger, Springfield and Warner.
DNO will continue to follow this latest development and publish information as it becomes available.