Leader of the Dominica Labour Party (DLP), Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, is confident that his party will win by a landslide in the upcoming general election.
He told supporters at a public meeting held in Guadeloupe on the weekend that the only party that has a plan and vision for Dominica is the DLP.
“Labour is winning the elections in Dominica, and we are not only winning, we are winning [by] a landslide in Dominica,” he said. “They cannot test me, they cannot take me out…”
According to Skerrit, the upcoming general election is not about the DLP, it is about the future of Dominica.
He contends that “the only thing the opposition [United WorkersParty] is giving to Dominica is [an] attack on Roosevelt Skerrit” and insists that attacking him will not bring development to Dominica.
“What brings development to a country is vision and hope, and that’s what the Dominica Labour Party is providing to the people of Dominica,” he stated. “So, they can curse Skerrit morning, noon and night but they cannot move Roosevelt Skerrit as the Prime Minister of Dominica.”
Skerrit added that Dominicans know that he has the back of the people of Dominica.
“They know that when there is a disaster they can rely on Roosevelt Skerrit to be there with them and for them,”
The prime minister believes that whenever the opposition attacks him it only makes him stronger.
“They believe that by attacking Roosevelt Skerrit that they will weaken me, but every time they attack me I am getting stronger in Dominica…solid as a rock,” he remarked.
He nonetheless encouraged registered voters living in Guadelupe to come home to vote.
Meantime, the Dominican leader, who has been at the helm of this country for the past 15 years, reiterated his party’s intention to build an international airport for Dominica, “and I will have more to say about this in the next few days.”
He also touted the progress made by the DLP in the area of healthcare.