United Workers Party candidate and newly re-elected parliamentary representative for the Salisbury constituency Hector John has said that his victory in the 2010 by-elections is an indication that the people of his constituency are an independent people.
Speaking to reporters after his victory in the July 9 by-elections, John said, “It shows a message… not only to the voting community but to the world what the people of Salisbury stand for, what they believe in.”
“I just want to commend the people of the Coulibistrie, Salisbury and Morne Rachette who turned out to send a message to everyone that we mean business when we support a cause…and we support genuinely. We are independent people,” he added.
John secured 772 votes while Dominica Labour Party Candidate Bentley Julien Royer got 415 at Friday’s polls. There were 11 rejected ballots.
John said, “We are sending a message right there to the world that we want independence in Dominica, we want a thriving democracy, and when the people of Dominica ask for something, you the government have to respond in a kind way because we elected you to represent us and not treat us like we are your servants.”
“The people of Salisbury Coulibistri and Morne Rachette are in solidarity with the people of Marigot, the people of Roseau Central and the people of Dominica by extension,” John stated.
John told reporters that “the people of Salisbury have spoken and we will continue to move forward in our quest to ensure that the government address our issues.”
He called on the Prime Minister to address the concerns that he and his supporters have been bringing to the fore front for some time.