Leader of the United Workers Party (UWP) Lennox Linton said the party will be ready whenever the next general election date is announced.
Linton, who was addressing a press conference on Monday, said so far the party is excited over the prospect of change.
“We are very ready, we have spent the last six months or so fine-tuning our preparations and looking at the essential things that need to be done, preparing for them. The critical activities in the home stretch of the campaign is to be adequately funded and brilliantly executed,” he noted. “So far, so good, we are excited about the prospect of change and a new government for Christmas would be nice.”
He stated the party’s main concern has to do with the strategy that the ruling Dominica Labour Party (DLP) government is employing in order to win the election.
“It’s not a strategy based on honest engagement with the people of Dominica, as to what the issues are, what development needs of the country are, what we should do for our young people, what we should do to employ our young people who are sitting at home and what we should do for our senior citizens,” he explained.
Linton revealed that the UWP has remained standing due to growing popularity and not because of money.
“The reason we are standing, we are growing in popularity across Dominica. It’s not because we have money,” he stated. “The party that has the money is the one that finds itself struggling. With all the money they have it was still necessary, on September 11, for them to have an entire meeting in Lagon to talk about one man leading a party with little money, Lennox Linton.”
Linton stated further that every initiative by the UWP to make people know better and do better in Dominica is criticized and shot down by the DLP.
“They criticize us for asking people for money, they criticize us for a radio fund that raises $20,000. They say I use it to go here and there,” he remarked. “The reason they can criticize us for being honest in the engagement of our people is because they know that money is not a concern for them for the election.”
He stated when it comes to fooling and bribing people, “there is no shortage of money” for the DLP.