Ronnie Isidore, a senator for the opposition United Workers party (UWP), is said to be under pressure from certain sections of the party who want him replaced as the UWP candidate for Mahaut.
Sources told DNO that Felix Thomas, a contractor from the constituency, is being eyed by some people in the party to take Isidore’s place.
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 which surfaced recently seem to suggest that there are moves afoot inside the party to replace Isidore as its candidate for the Mahaut constituency.
But party leader Lennox Linton has denied that claim only saying on Q95 on Friday morning, “the Mahaut seat like many others is currently under review.”
“There’s no secret about it whether or not senator Isidore is the candidate that is going to give us the best chance of winning the Mahaut seat,” he said.
When Linton took over as party leader in Castle Bruce in September 2013, outgoing leader Edison James released the names of 12 individuals who he said “would be contesting the elections…but the new captain will complete the slate,” he said.
Sources told DNO that the UWP should be careful about replacing Isidore with Felix Thomas.
“They are looking at Felix Thomas, but he is not a better candidate than Isidore and they better be careful,” the source stated.