Resignation of Dr. Sam Christian has no effect on DFP says political leader

Vital said the party remains in a good place

The sudden resignation of Dr. Sam Christian as deputy leader of the Dominica Freedom Party (DFP) has no effect on the party, its political leader Ken Vital has said.

Citing differences within the party, Dr. Christian stepped down from the position on Sunday after three months on the job.

Vital told Kairi FM News that the DFP was and is still in a good place, despite Christian’s departure.

“The party was in a good place following our convention, we got a lot of media attention from that, that did well,” he stated. “People have learnt about our approach and what we want to bring to the table. I think the party is still in a very, very good place.”

He stated that the DFP was about to embark on an outreach program but all operations were destroyed by Hurricane Maria and events in the aftermath.

“But in spite of that the party is still in a good place,” he said. “We had other chances to meet once or twice since then, we have done a few things, we are in a very, very good place.”

Vital said there is only one individual, Dr. Christian, “who wants to go his own way” and he is [free] to do so.

“We have no problems with that but the party is in an extremely good place and Dr. Sam’s resignation hasn’t really affected us in any way,” he said.

Dr. Sam Christian at the party’s convention earlier this year

 

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36 Comments

  1. Just Passing Through
    November 13, 2017

    No surprise there. Blame it on Maria.

  2. High school teacher.
    November 13, 2017

    Oh, just like Kent.

  3. High school teacher.
    November 13, 2017

    Sam is a very unstable man.

  4. Truth Be Told
    November 13, 2017

    But where have you and the Freedom Party been sine hurricane Maria?

  5. UDOHREADYET
    November 13, 2017

    If he was good at politics he would recognize the contribution of members whether they are coming or going. Who will the Dr vote for, every vote counts so why disregard people. Also if you cannot function after a disaster Like the Labour party government has, then you are not in a position to lead a country.

    Ask the other political parties what have they done or are doing… all they good for is mapwi not actual positive actions and leadership.

    • viewsexpressed
      November 15, 2017

      U really doh ready Yet……….all you good for is joining the ridiculous like the gangs within the corrupt Labour Party in Mapwi (Mwepi) and never know how best to engage and adapt to actual positive actions and leadership that you will never find in inept Skerrit and the corrupt labour Government.

      Wake up, be ready, time for a change, time to engaged good government
      Skerrit Must Go…..
      Corrupt Labour Government Must Go

  6. rikitay
    November 13, 2017

    correction to the word reign not rain… :-D

  7. rikitay
    November 13, 2017

    correction to the word reign not rain… :lol:

  8. rikitay
    November 13, 2017

    zore belle leban sacrea sort ki zore yea… skerro must rain plain and simple… who else but him? stop dreamimg neg led ki zore yea…… :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  9. Possie boy
    November 12, 2017

    I agree with Mr. Vital because if you have ZERO and subtract zero from it the answer is still ZERO. Before Sam the DFP had nothing and now he has resigned he left them with nothing. Sam and his brother have always been opportunists that constantly look for opportunities to be in charge so once they don’t get their way they will pull out. They were and might still be laborites but because PM did not let them have their way, especially the attorney, they jumped out one trying to talk UWP and the other DFP. They just want to be in charge man. Sam might be getting some bad news about the possibility of PM continuing as leader so Sam jumped out or backslide as those Christians doing to get their way.

  10. PROFESSOR
    November 12, 2017

    Kent Vital double talk is just part of a disingenuous act. To say Dr. Christian is just one individual “Who wants to go his own way” is totally false. You are as fake as it comes and seem like you infiltrated the DFP to create confusion. Dr. Christian saw right through you and in time so will the others. We don’t need an “Arnold Benedict” to replace this farce of a “leader” we so desperately trying to get rid of!!!!

  11. November 11, 2017

    It always amazes me the very same Bagatelle that cost our HERO BALLA his life , still continues to play a most destructive part in Dminica’ politics and every day life. Media attention , is only attention ,thats all it is . True attention starts at the grass root level, it seems that division and petty class are the biggest of stumbling blocks in DA.

  12. Miss Charles Memory
    November 11, 2017

    I cannot put my finger on it nah all you, but something is not registering, something not clicking with the new leader, you know when you have a hunch, that kind of weird vibes, hmmmmm I wonder boy I wondering what is it about him that is so obvious, yet a mystery. And I myself when I get those vibes, if I ignore it is usually to my peril, if I speak it…….. It’s not the hair stop that, d dreads cool, but is a certain thing, all you I cannot spell it out but I just KNOW it is THERE and I cannot put my finger on it… well not just yet….an enigma of sorts, a mystery, a secret, bondieu all you help me nah… Sam maybe know you know. hahhahahahahahahahah crapaud go sing a d country

  13. mine
    November 10, 2017

    Sam was uncomfortable being a deputy no the leader that why he resigned. If they want Sam they would have voted for him. It is what it is.

  14. Free Up Yourself Mam
    November 10, 2017

    That’s a principled stand Dr. Sam. I admire that. If you cannot support Freedom leadership go-it-alone position, then you have wash your hands.

    Time is running out. Kent you said you “going to embark on an outreach programme.” Well, isn’t Sam right then? What have you been doing all the time? A radio programme, no matter how good it is, is not reaching swing voters on Q95. The vast majority of listeners are independents and Workers supporters. Don’t you think you’re turning them off by insisting that you will have nothing to do with Workers?

  15. Faceup
    November 10, 2017

    Saw this leader of the Freedom Party at LIAT transit in Bsrbados a couple months ago..I think he needs a hair cut..??

    • thethingswesay
      November 13, 2017

      Because your dont like man with dreadlocks. Just say that you are discriminatory. Or closed minded to think that leaders especially that of nations should not wear dreads. i believe Mr. vital knows his heritage as a black person and embraces it.

  16. alyou not learning
    November 10, 2017

    NEXT Hurricane season Dominica will get hit by a storm not a hurricane because alyou not learning. The storm will pass to the north of the island.

    • mine
      November 11, 2017

      Stop wishing bad on Dominica. You all asked for a next 1979 it was david see what maria did and was worst.

  17. Anonymous
    November 10, 2017

    The way I see it they are just there as a spoiler for the UWP. The curious thing is who finances them if not Skerrit, who is an ex DFP leader himself.

  18. Illuminator
    November 10, 2017

    Mr. Vital came to Dominica to work with Ivor Nassief as Minister. He and Ivor could not get along he went back to CDB in short time. Now he and his deputy party leader cant get along and after a few months, his deputy goes back to being a doctor. So whilst this inability to get along with others may work for a Consultant Economist, they will not work well for a political leader and definitely not a Prime Minister. The guy is not a politician period. He should get out of this.

    • Dominican
      November 10, 2017

      Correction. he was the ceo of Invest Dominica when Ivor Nassief was its chairman. Mr. Nassief was not a Minister at that time, he already had resigned as Minister of tourism.

      • History is the guide-Please read
        November 12, 2017

        he already had resigned as Minister of tourism working for $1.00 . I did not drink that pill.
        I knew there was a master plan behind all this. Skerrit had given him lots ofconsessions to rebuild and restructure Fort Young and his extened family benefited in many ways getting to open key frachises. This is the family man with the master plan not Dennis joseph who is a shell of his earlier self.( despite my/our knowledge) this man wih a master plan only had a voice. He has even lossed that too. No money for the negro the arabs ae in control hahaahahahah FET will like this one.
        Gay Lordssaid pray 4 the Blackman. Guess who was involved withthe band during this recording back in the 70’s? The negro with a verbal master plan and no $$ to backit up or shpw lol & SMH.

    • Miss Charles Memory
      November 11, 2017

      OHHOOOOOOOOOO! Something is amissssssssssss!!!!!!

  19. Dominican for LIFE
    November 10, 2017

    The DFP leadership or Executive or what you call them, deserved a lot of credits.
    The reason why is because they did not attack Dr. Christian or made fun of him. I believe they handled the situation very well by wishing my Doctor well and my Doctor in returned said he still remain a Freedom supporter .
    If it was the DLP or UWP , there would have been so much drama and personal attack. Great job to both sides.
    The truth is, both the DLP and UWP need the DFP support. The way I see it is, even while the DFP is not in parliament now, it still remain as the most Powerful party in Dominica.

    • viewsexpresed
      November 10, 2017

      Please do not link the UWP with the Corrupt DLP as having same actions to some issues. There is no comparison between these two parties. One is credible, the UWP, the other is corrupt, the DLP.

  20. Massacre
    November 10, 2017

    Kent. People are taking you serious either. Sad as it is appearance is and presentation
    Is 60% of the job to which you have little of both.
    Tell me which international leader will take your presence serious?!
    You are too full of yourself , how arrogant of you to say that Dam departure has not effect on the Party!

    • Shameless
      November 10, 2017

      I hear you loud and clear Massacre. Mr. Vital’ position reeks of arrogance. Sadly he eh ready yet with that “neg maroon” appearance that is definitely a turn off on the international stage. This DFP will go nowhere with Vital at the helm. Talk is cheap sir but action is what yields results. We will see…..

      Assertive like Mama Eugenia! :twisted:

  21. Kerry
    November 10, 2017

    Kent the world is fill with dreamers and you are not the only one.
    Get this man: Freedom Party is dead so please stop wasting our time. If you want to be in the game you have to form a coalition or you will be forever on the side lines. For an educated man like what and why is that so difficult to comprehend- If not before Maria now after Maria.
    How much $$ does the party has or how much can it raise? Money wins elections today Sir.

    • History is the guide-Please read
      November 12, 2017

      Kent the world is fill with dreamers and you are not the only one.”Kerry or Paul Mc Cartney?-” Hope some day Kerry will join the and make it complete.”

  22. K. Killian A
    November 10, 2017

    Very true…In time the truth shall be revealed 8-O

  23. Shaka Zulu
    November 10, 2017

    It should never be about one man not having his way. No one will ever get all what they want. If Sam cannot adjust because he cannot have all then he should not be in politics. As far as i am concerned the political climate btw the UWP and the Labour Party is one of hate and regression. We need better alternative and you guys have a chance to do that. Let Sam run.

    • viewsexpresed
      November 10, 2017

      UWP is in a solid position and prepared to run government in Dominica. They are ready, trustworthy, prepared, transparent and honest. I challenge any open honest Labour Party person to challenge me on this one.
      When you od, or in your attempt to do, please consider the following: The Bin Bobol, The Fertilizer Bobol, the Abusive Red Clinic, the devious hidden CBI Passport fiasco, the many poor people to line up on the top floor at PM`s office to receive hand-out cash to buy bread for their poor families this government has created. What a shame and an abusive disgusting Labour government.
      That is why Skerrit must Go now. Our people have been subjected to begging, reduced to poverty and in poor housing and no jobs because this corrupt Labour government paid no interest to education, housing, livelihoods, but this labour people will fly by night all over the world as they enrich themselves, their families, friends and crooks. And the sorrowful poor should our “We love our PM.”…

  24. ??
    November 10, 2017

    Sam is a waste of time to begin with. He can continue walking around ministry for a we care. Freedom doesn’t need him in any way, shape or form. DLP don’t want him and UWP don’t care about him because they left him in the cold by himself on several occasions.

    • mine
      November 11, 2017

      Because Same just want to lead.

  25. Ibo France
    November 10, 2017

    If your party’s deputy leader abruptly abandoned the party and this action has no effect on the said party, then you have a non-functional organization. The leader’s statements are vague and vacuous. There’s no specificity. The party seems to be made up of an unserious group of people.

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