UWP announces presidential nominee

first_img Share Sharing is caring! 68 Views   3 comments LocalNews UWP announces presidential nominee by: – September 30, 2013 Sharecenter_img Share Tweet Dorothy Leevy. Photo credit: Nature Island Literary FestivalThe United Workers Party has announced former Convent High School principal, Dorothy Leevy as its choice for president.UWP Leader Lennox Linton made that announcement when he addressed hundreds of party supporters at the party’s 25th anniversary at Londonderry on Sunday evening.He said Mrs Leevy has accepted to be the UWP’s nominee for president and reiterated that the planned election of government’s nominee, Charles Savarin will not stand. He announced that the UWP will convene a meeting outside the State House on Monday from 5pm to show its dissatisfaction with the government and its choice for president. He again called on Mr Savarin to “do the right thing and withdraw his nomination for president.“The recent announcement that Charles Savarin resigned to be nominated for election as president tomorrow Monday 30th September is particularly disturbing. Following the withdrawal of Alix Boyd Knights and Jennifer Wallace Lafond is the prime minister’s third nomination in three weeks”.UWP supporters gathered in large numbers in Londonderry on SundayHe told the gathering that the planned election of Charles Savarin as president “is not acceptable to the people of Dominica”.He claimed that this in unacceptable because it is in breach of the Constitution as the prime minister did not consult with the Opposition Leader on his joint nominee. Linton, who insists that Mr Savarin is not suitable for the post of president, urged party supporters to turn out in large numbers for the meeting outside the State House. “They are waiting for us, they are waiting for the 10,000 people gathered here in Londonderry to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the United Workers Party, they [are] expecting us to come down to meet them outside the Parliament tonight, we’re not going”. According to Linton, if the government goes ahead to elect Savarin as president he will not be respected. “Even if they go with it we will not respect the presidency of Charles Savarin, we will not stand when he comes anywhere, we will not patronize… and we will ensure that he is Skerrit’s president and not our president”.“I have always told them careful what you ask for and if Savarin is what he wants take Savarin but he will not be our president,” he said.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img

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