TUD to present ‘winning candidates and leader’ to contest December 6 election after nomination day

Carlos Charles, TUD member

Dominica’s youngest political movement, Team Unity Dominica (TUD) has officially announced that they will be contesting the December 6 general elections. However, the less than 4-month-old party is remaining tight-lipped on who their candidates and leader are.

While Assistant General Secretary of TUD Carlos Charles revealed during a press conference last evening that the party has held a private delegates’ conference in which they elected a political leader, he declined to comment on who that individual is as well as the number of seats which the TUD will be contesting in the elections.

“Team Unity Dominica intends to contest enough seats to form the next government and at the appropriate time after the nomination day we will present our candidates, the leader, and the recent polls which we conducted to the general public,” he said.

While he notes that Dominicans have expressed dissatisfaction over the Prime Minister’s decision to hold a snap election, Charles stressed that if citizens do not unite against imposing incumbency, they will only continue to fight utilising what he deemed as failed tactics and strategies.

“We know that we’re entering a battle against a giant in Caribbean politics, not just Dominica, but that we do so with the conviction that the people ultimately decide,” he declared.

The executive member added, “we know the decks are stacked against us, but we enter knowing that the people ultimately decide. We enter this contest, not for ourselves, but for the people. We commit ourselves to this task, and we look forward to meeting with you and working together with you to safeguard the future of our children. Let us take this journey together towards progress. Because when the people unite the people win.”

According to Charles, the Dominican people should unite and send a clear message to the government on December 6 that “enough is enough.”

“We will no longer accept empty promises, we will no longer stay silent while our children’s future seems uncertain,” he proclaimed “Today, as we gather here to declare our position in the December 6 general election we ask, every willing
Dominican, to meet with us to talk with us to advise us to criticize us. And most importantly, those of you who believe in a vision of peace, love, and unity, join us to progress in the campaign.”

Highlighting the TUD’s stance on the highly talked about and much anticipated electoral reform, Charles revealed that they support the electoral reform agenda, and when elected into office, their party will ensure that it becomes a reality.
Following the news of the snap election, General Secretary of TUD, Alex Bruno, issued a call to the opposition parties to join forces and unite to defeat the incumbent Dominica Labour Party (DLP).

Before announcing their decision to contest, Charles pointed out that they extended an invitation to all the other political parties, to join them as he opines “it will do Dominicans better by having the parties participate in the elections than abstaining from it.”

He also made known that TUD will not be joining the opposition’s parties and civil organizations who will be hosting a rally today to protest against the delay in electoral reform, which was promised to Dominicans following the 2019 general election.

“The rally is being masked as no election without reform, but the idea of violence which is being sneaked under the table we don’t want to be a part of that,” he asserted. “Our focus right now is on the election.” The executive member of the young political movement has also categorically denied his party receiving funding from any secret government donors, but instead states that all funding is raised by its membership or is collected from friendly donors of the
party.

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24 Comments

  1. Lin clown
    November 18, 2022

    I wonder if they remember UWP paid Alex to say they had 14 sure seats in the 2019 election,it turned out the pole was a greasy one.Alex took their money,paid his staff and left UWP short of thousands of dollars.UWP spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in court on a report given to them by Alex.If Alex can take UWP for a such a rough ride,then ask yourself who is smart and who is the Jacka.For 3 years UWP spent their time believing the bogus poll by Alex and that cost them the 2022 election.

  2. Man bite dogs
    November 18, 2022

    One thing I must respect that so-called useless workers incompetent party for is singing the same song Bulls**t in other words all crap coming from ugly Lenny, and his ignorant supporters lacking knowledge or awareness in general what is happening around them, my life this is what we come to this is sad.

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  3. Lawyer
    November 18, 2022

    Listening to this one I’m in no doubt that he has had an audience with the the evil one. It is rather disturbing to see even people of his ilk are so utterly devote of any morals, backbone and standards. I mean he has a pair of spectacles, so he must see what’s happened in his country in the last 20 years and in particular in the last 5 years. Equally I have to assume that his hearing aid is working satisfactory. So, what is it with these people???

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  4. November 18, 2022

    The problem with the UWP is that they continue to believe their own bs and lies. Skeritt is still the most popular and influential political figure in Dominica. For years the UWP have been trying to say otherwise and at every election since 2005 they have been proven wrong.

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    • MEME
      November 18, 2022

      @POINT
      Get to the point. You are very vague!
      Your little CORRUPTED coward!!!

  5. Bobby
    November 18, 2022

    15 years back, Skerrit and his Cabal would have called you TRAITORS. Today it appears you are his allies. Shame on all you! You are no patriots, you are gutter rats.

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  6. Marie
    November 18, 2022

    This is absolutely outrageous! They pretend to be on the peoples side but they are on the dictators side. This is already the end of the newest party. All that remains is the key question, how much were you all paid? Come on, let’s hear it.

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  7. Eagle-Eyed
    November 17, 2022

    So with UWP and Freedom not participating in the election, does that mean that Alex Bruno will now be the official leader of the Opposition and will be able to nominate his own senators to sit in the house? What will Danny, Spraggs and Ugly Lennie do without their salaries? At least we will get fresh faces on the Opposition bench that might be able to debate the government more effectively on policies rather than just getting paid to spew mepuis.

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    • Signal
      November 18, 2022

      Eagle-Eyed Mr. Bruno will have to win a seat first before he can to sit in Parliament.(where is he going to win that seat?)

    • me
      November 19, 2022

      @Eagle-Eyed
      That’s how silly, and ignorant you all Skerritites are!! It’s not by accident that he has you all so blinded.
      What a shame!!!

  8. November 17, 2022

    Your party plan, to run an election in 3weeks time..u elect a leader but the leader name is withheld…..lord have percy..yes percy…young lady people ..not lazy but dam.coward young people..Rastafari is word,sound and power….toad and tud, is equal to quarpolard.

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  9. November 17, 2022

    “A joke dat man” but where they come from nah; tell me bro who has unleashed violence against who? according Charlo and Mano “by any means necessary” run dat dirty ball head out of government, enough is enough.

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    • November 18, 2022

      We go run you ballheads out of town on December 6th 2022.

  10. MEME
    November 17, 2022

    If those guys are young people who would like to serve, why are they destroying their political career so early….People are largely looking at you all, AT THAT TIME, as PAPPY SHOWS!!
    Stop that man!!
    Alex “”let go””of those young people!!!

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  11. Ibo France
    November 17, 2022

    The members of this pappy-show party are using every second to bask in the attention they are getting because of the dire situation.

    Not one of these political non entities can get their deposit back. Not even on a fair election day one of these political clowns can garner as many as five votes. With all this political shenanigans surrounding this pre-poll voting, it’s a futile effort for any individual or political party to participate.

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  12. MAGWA CA
    November 17, 2022

    they forget to put the R in there name
    cause is crap i seeing in dca alone

    from uncle down to those on the street shouting for cool out all is crap

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  13. JAH KAL
    November 17, 2022

    What a small country with so much BS ,a counrty with a population of 70 thousands people and you all can not come together and drive that out. What a shame, St Lucia with almost two hundred thousands people Grenada one hundred thousands and more , St Vincent one hunderd thousand pluse when they stand, they stand together greed is really a big sickness , far less if you all know where skerrit hide dominica money ,remember the The movie The good the bad and the ugly.

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    • Dominican Bwoi
      November 17, 2022

      I’ve been talking about starting a revolution for years but nobody responded to me :cry:

  14. newtral
    November 17, 2022

    Best all you had taken over Pappy party, cause it’s a Pappy show I seeing there.

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  15. Mitchel
    November 17, 2022

    TUD being funded by Skerrit nah ?

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    • Dominican Bwoi
      November 17, 2022

      I wouldn’t be surprised. He even said current members of the government could be part of a TUD-led government. In fact case, TUD is just Labour in disguise. A win for TUD is a win for Labour. And who wants that?!? Certainly NOT me :lol:

      I honestly believe Skerrit paid off the politicians, Byron Lee etc in his favour…but I’m not going to elaborate on that. Just pay attention to what’s happening right now & put 2+2 together. I don’t want the navy seals coming after me :lol:

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  16. RandyX
    November 17, 2022

    I wonder how much the dictator paid all you for this statement and what other rewards he promised you. You see that’s exactly what is wrong with my country, the promise of a dollar and they go crazy. Good try Charles but I for one don’t buy any stale fish from you.

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  17. Garçon
    November 17, 2022

    Carlos, I know you very well and know the family you come from. Please stop following Alex and making a fool of yourself. This is not a war, this is politics. You win with visibility, not stealth. What margee is that about not revealing names. Alex you are provoking Dominicans and this is not a good time to be doing so. Stop trying to take people for pappy show. They are already going through enough. This is not a production of theatre pawol.

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