“Something must be fundamentally wrong” were the words of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit in describing a decision by the Constituency Associations of the United Workers Party (UWP) to selected James as their nominee for the party’s delegates conference carded for the 8th of January 2012 at La Plaine.
The Saturday decision has paved the way for James to become political leader of the party.
Skerrit told the Kairi FM’s Heng Program on Monday that if after three terms in opposition, the UWP is forced to return to the very leader that earned their defeat and whom the party acknowledged on countless occasions was long past his best by date, then something is wrong.
“I will look on with interest to see the marketing job that the UWP will attempt to make about a man who they said two elections ago was not relevant to the times. If 10 and 15 years ago you were expired, how you can be good for eating three years later?” the prime minister questioned.
James’ nomination by the Constituency Associations must first be presented to the Management Committee of the party which will then send its report to the UWP delegates’ conference.
Also, even if James was the sole nominee of the party’s constituency associations, the party’s rules allow for other nominations to be made at the delegates’ conference.