A leading member of the religious fraternity here has called on Dominicans to pray from midnight tonight (Sunday) to midnight on Monday as parliament meets to elect Charles Savarin as president.
Pastor Randy Rodney said the prayers are against the nomination of as president of some one who is coming straight from the political platform.
“That is not in the spirit of the office of the president,” he told Dominica News Online on Sunday evening.
He stated that while the government has the majority in parliament and can do whatever it wants, the only thing that is left for the people to do is pray.
“While the government can do what the government wants to do, God always overrules whatever man decides to do,” he stated. “So I am asking people to petition God.”
Parliament meets on Monday at 10:00 am and among matters on the order paper is the Election of President and Charles Angelo Savarin will be government’s nominee for the election.
The opposition United Workers Party has said the election “will not stand” and has summoned its supporters to Roseau at 5.00 pm on Monday to protest against Savarin taking up the office of president.