Leader of the Dominica Labour Party (DLP), prime minister, Roosevelt Skerrit is confident that this time around DLP candidate for the La Plaine constituency, Petter Saint Jean will win by a huge margin.
Saint Jean won the seat by just two votes the 2009 general elections, beating United Workers Party (UWP) candidate, Ron Green.
In fact, Skerrit told DLP supporters at a rally held in Delices on Monday night that the DLP will win the La Plaine seat by more than 120 votes because the people of that constituency have “seen the light.”
“I am satisfied that Labour is going to win the La Plaine seat on December 8th. The way I see things, lady and gentlemen, we are not going to win by any two votes or five votes or ten votes, we are going to win by more than 120 here in the La Plaine constituency because the people of the La Plaine constituency have seen the light,” he said.
He also welcomed “converts” to the DLP from the UWP.
“So I want to say to all of you who have converted to Labour, welcome to the family of Labour,” he stated. “Because in Labour’s home there are many rooms, we embrace you as brothers and sisters because you are all Dominicans.”
He added, “you recognize that with all the policies we implemented, we never discriminated against you. We never told your children that they won’t get their tuition paid because they were UWP supporters. We did not tell you wouldn’t get housing assistance because you were Workers supporters. We didn’t tell you as a 70-year-old that you won’t get the money because you were not Labour party supporters. We did not tell the senior citizens under the Yes We Care program that we won’t take care of you because you were Workers supporters. We embraced every one of you because you are a Dominican and if there is something to be shared for Dominicans, you should get a part of it.”
Meanwhile, Saint Jean said he is convinced that the La Plaine constituency, “is better off being in a Dominica that is made by the Dominica Labour Party.”
“Not only is the Dominica Labour Party committed to making Dominica a more prosperous and peaceful land during the next five years, but also because the Dominica Labour Party is committed to the poor families of Delices, the poor families of Boetica and the poor families of La Plaine,” he sad. “In this case my beloved people La Plaine will get a fairer share of the goods it might otherwise not have got.”