As speculation continues over a possible date for a general election in Dominica, leader of the United Workers Party ( UWP ) Lennox Linton says his party is “ready” for the polls.
General elections are constitutionally due in Dominica in May 2015 and the UWP has been holding rallies and meetings in the 21 constituencies across the island.
“We have named 20 out of 21 candidates and interestingly, last Sunday the General Council of the party, the highest decision making body between conventions ratified the 20 candidates, ” Linton disclosed in answer to a question from DNO at a news conference of his party recently.
According to him, Cottage is the only constituency in which a candidate has not been named but according to Linton, this will be done soon.
“We are missing Cottage … it has taken longer than we expected but that’s the process and I am hopeful that we will be able to announce our candidate for the Cottage constituency very soon,” he stated.
Linton remarked that his party is noting with “interest” the developments within the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) which he said is yet to finalize candidates in a number of constituencies.
“They had a candidate in the Carib Territory to replace Ashton Graneau but we are hearing that he might be replaced, Roseau Central and Alvin Bernard we are hearing have issues we are not sure what is wrong…Wesley have issues, Colihaut and Soufriere constituency have issues and are we ready, yes we are ready for the election,” Linton stated.