TUD announces Carlos Charles as its political leader; Alex Bruno says he’s not interested in power

The sole opposition party to contest the upcoming elections, Team Unity Dominica (TUD), has announced Marigot Candidate Carlos Charles as the political leader of the party.

Charles, who is the Assistant General Secretary of TUD is one of five candidates who will be going up against the incumbent Dominica Labour Party (DLP) on a TUD ticket, at the elections carded for December 6, 2022.

With political scientist and TUD General Secretary Alex Bruno, being at the forefront of the party many, since the party launched, assumed that he would have stepped up and led the young movement.

Addressing such comments, during his weekly Sunday programme held on his Facebook page, Bruno vehemently denied claims of being “power hungry.”

“I have said repeatedly that I am not N-O-T interested in the pursuit of political office,” he reiterated.

“A number of people tell me that I should but I really am not. All the members of my team…I have told them that. Even the prior team I worked with told me I should do it but I have said that I have no immediate and even long-term desire to be elected into office.”

The political scientist continued, “ How do I say it again? I just want things to be good in Dominica because it is my country and I just want us to be thriving. That is it. Can someone please believe me? I have no desire. If and when I am going to run and when I decide to run you will know.”

He asserted that if he had decided to contest the elections, he would have done so in his community of Calibishie, and is confident that he would have become the next Parliamentary Representative of the constituency.

“Calisbishie is my village, there is no way that I could be running and the entire village is not mobilized. Everybody would know and I would get massive support. I would dekale anybody in Calibishie right now, anybody. That’s my village, that’s my stomping ground, that’s a very very prominent area in the constituency of Paix Bouche. I would sweep Calibishie, some would not vote for me but it would be against their conscience cause I have done no wrong in my village,” he declared.

Just two days before nominations, during a press conference, Charles declared to the media that the less than four-month-old party would be contesting enough seats to form the next government.

However, on nomination day, the movement only nominated Charles, Clivian Ian Rolle – St. Joseph constituency, Jason Jno. Baptiste- Roseau Central constituency, Jason Fontaine – LaPlaine constituency, and Lyndon Peters – Grand Bay constituency.

During Bruno’s live, he addressed this topic, stating that TUD had 15 candidates who were ready to contest the elections, but went with five because “that was enough.”

He added, “that’s all that I can say for now. Parties do things for a particular reason ” TUD is the only opposition party to participate in the election – the other three abstaining due to the lack of electoral reform.

 

 

 

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17 Comments

  1. Mostof
    November 27, 2022

    Look at Charles, the same smirk as the CM. Watch out!

  2. Eagle-Eyed
    November 24, 2022

    Alex Bruno should be a bit more sincere by admitting that the main reason he is not vying for the leadership of the party which he formed to replace UWP is because he cannot become PM if his party wins because he holds American citizenship. By saying that he is not interested in power he is showing that side of politicians that voters just don’t like. Alex could have made himself available if he had renounced his US citizenship in time for this election but he was caught with his pants down along with the other Opposition parties, but he was not as stupid as the others who decided to boycott the election rather than participate and win their seats back. I wonder how Danny Lugay, Spraggs and Ugly Lenny feeling right now? They could have all retained their seats if they had participated.

    • November 25, 2022

      Caught with his pants down or not Alex Bruno has no intention of giving up his American citizenship. He like some of his TOAD party are just fraudsters.

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  3. Stop Taking Us For Fools
    November 24, 2022

    This is so weird: TUD said recently that its party would be contesting enough seats to form the next government.
    One would think that enough would mean 11 seats.

    However, the despicable political scientist is now saying that 5 is enough and goes on to say that “Parties do things for a particular reason”
    But will refer to the other Opposition Parties “REASON” for not contesting as a fraud.

    Mind Boggling.

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  4. TeteMorne I From
    November 24, 2022

    See Jason JnoBapise, my ex classmate at DGS. Mister is not alert to run for no office. Full blown RHUMIEL! :mrgreen: Jason, wha gwan?

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  5. Legion
    November 23, 2022

    🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡

  6. Tell it Lik it is
    November 23, 2022

    But you want to be the puppet master, isn´t that right, Mr Bruno? Who you think you fooling?

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  7. Ibo France
    November 23, 2022

    These five (5) guys just pappy-showing themselves.

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  8. mine
    November 23, 2022

    Well politics now is wash your foot and come. They should have a law in Dominica of what characters like ex con being candidates in election.

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    • Ibo France
      November 24, 2022

      No, it’s come as you are, dirty foot and all.

  9. Frank N Stein
    November 23, 2022

    Imagine a mother name her child Charles Charles. Carlos is Charles in spanish. Stupes zpr to sot condi pastor BJ.

  10. MEME
    November 23, 2022

    Bruno and Skerrit are fighting to see who will be crowned Dominica’s LYING champion.
    Bruno…If i contest Calibishie i must win.
    Skerro.. Dominicans, electoral reform for you all 100 days after the 2019 general election.
    Bruno….If i contest i would “”DEKALE”” anybody in Calibishie right now.
    Skerro..I shall take Byron’s recommendations straight to parliament.
    Bruno…I have no desire to run for office, but when i decide to run, you will know.
    Two accomplished SHAMELESS LIARS and EMBARRASSMENTS!!
    Bruno you have become a Pappyshow brother..You can win a seat, and you rather bragg on Facebook?The team of 5 should DISMISS you!!
    Your Pappyshow !!!!

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    • Putin
      November 24, 2022

      “Skerro.. Dominicans, electoral reform for you all 100 days after the 2019 general election.” Now, this, is a lie against Skerrit. He NEVER said this, neither did he promise electoral reform before elections. Get a copy of his speech right after elections and acquaint yourself with the facts, if you do care about facts and lies. You will be disappointed to see that he actually delivered what he promised in that speech.

      “Skerro..I shall take Byron’s recommendations straight to parliament.” Ok. So, where is the lie? Byron still has not yet submitted his report. This is common knowledge in the news. And, even when he does, there must be consultations before they are taken to Parliament. Oh, btw, after those consultations, it may very well be that most people reject all or most of what Byron recommends. Prepare yourself for this heartbreak too.

  11. Wild goose
    November 23, 2022

    A fork???? They can’t hide their intentions now, can they? Good heavens!! Bruno is not interested in POWER? There I wanted to convince myself that his interest was to serve his country. This whole election affair is puppetry, comedy.

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  12. Lin clown
    November 23, 2022

    They can say what they want about Alex,but by taking part in the election,he has killed and buried UWP.45 candidates in favour of the 2022 election 21 UWP against the I’s have it

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  13. derp
    November 23, 2022

    All these new leaders coming up where is you all manifesto what will you do for the country how will you transform it? Are we supposed to blindly vote for you all without knowing what you all stand for???

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