Bobb accused of calling UWP leader “hungry, limited and weak”; party responds

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L-R: Bobb and King

Below is a statement submitted by the United Workers Party (UWP)

The chairman of the United Workers Party Castries North Branch has set the record straight concerning statements made by ex-party chairman Clem Bobb that Hon. Stephenson King, as a Seventh-Day Adventist graduate, is limited, hungry, and is only holding on to the position of leadership because he has nothing else to do and nowhere to go and that he is a proven weak leader.

Mr. Bobb also went on to say that whilst he was chairman, he made a complaint to Hon. King concerning a text sent to him from Hon. Richard Frederick, and that Mr. King did nothing about it. What he failed to tell the public was that the text was not sent to him but to someone else which was later carbon copied to him.

The members of the Castries North Branch are indeed appalled by such comments from an individual who held the highest position of CEO of an organization. In his statement Mr. Bobb has not only denigrated the name of a highly recognized educational institution through which many of our professionals  and leaders have been trained, but has exposed himself as a lost and incapable leader.

Is Mr. Bobb suggesting that only persons from particular schools and social classes have the ability to lead this country? The sentiments expressed by Mr. Bobb also betrays his elitist tendencies, little wonder why he failed as chairman of a party that embraces all social classes of our society.

The Party’s constitution in section 24.7 clearly states that “complaints regarding offenses can be made by any member, group, constituency branch, the National Executive and or National Council and must be addressed to the attention of the general secretary and or National Council, not to the political leader”.

Mr. Bobb’s ignorance of this section illustrates not only his limited understanding of the Party’s constitution but that he chose instead to pass the buck and deny the responsibility that went with his  position. It also betrayed his own weakness as a leader for he could have on his own initiated the process which could have led to disciplinary action against Richard Frederick.

The branch is of the opinion that Mr. Bob’s spew of venom is nothing more than his realization of the failed negative tactics used by him and his echelons to derail Mr. King, and that Mr. King’s popularity, amidst all of this, has increased exponentially amongst party faithful and delegates since their failed attacks.

The branch wants the supporters of the United Workers Party to note that true and core supporters of the party do not display such horrendous behaviour, and that when such behaviour is displayed that they should question the loyalty and motive of the person demonstrating such.

Mr. Bobb has demonstrated his disloyalty to the party from the inception of his tenure as party chairman when he failed to implement any structures, plans and or programs for the betterment of the party.

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13 comments

  1. First of all as I can look back, that the most corrupt people have been in the ranks of the uwp They have hold the realms of power in st lucia longer and what have they produce than bleeding fair Helen by the millions,
    Classic example under the Compton government whiles eddoes was parlementary rep in Soufriere Who was running the foundation, it was clem as chairman. He also had a tv station with no license.
    Now ma devoe gave a piece of land next to the library to extend it, But what happen overnight you see a building erect which today is leisure inn,Clem bobb got away with lots of illegal activities. all was under a uwp government, and we think chastenet is better, we better take a deep breath.

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  3. Clemm Bobb as former "CHAIRMAN" of the UWP you should be ashamed to come out and speak that kind of venom to the St Lucian Electorate. What a damn hippocrite. SMH! A total disgrace of a man. You sat on the same platform as these gentlemen. You campaigned witht hem. Now that the UWP was voted out of office; and you can no longer make your millions the leader and Fredericks are 2 peas in a pod. Oh Lord have mercy on this little island. Pissing in the peoples eyes and calling it rain. Thank God the people voted you guys out of Office, because it people like you that encourage the POLITICIANS to do the things they do by your convenient silence on issues of national importance. You should have vacated the position of CHAIRMAN and stayed away from the campaign trail. Mr. Bobb you have no morals and therefore you are not a man....You are a boy! Shame on you! Tasteless, Classless, Shameless.

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  5. A party with so many PhD's... yet there are so many PERMANENT consultants! Even their leader thinks they are a bunch of idiots. Oh, maybe his rational for the consultants. There are so many high school drop outs all over the world who are successful business people, leading their own businesses with budgets 3X ours. Don't get me wrong, I'm not advocating that people should not pursue higher learning. King did a magnificent job with his invaluable experience armed with his High School Diploma. I will choose him any day over these idiots!

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  7. Just another hurdle for the UWP. That doesn't mean that the SLP don't have dirty laundry. The Ministers and other party members are afraid to speak so openly because they will be vitimized by Kenny. There is division among them and that is a fact. It is quite evident that someone stepped on Clem Bobb's toes and i'm not surprised that he is so bitter. He is history and the party must move on. The UWP however,must put their house in order quickly so as to convince the people that they can fulfill the broken promise of the "better days" that the SLP gov't promised.

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  9. Who at this point would actually discuss 'secondary school' credentials and weigh it as a factor for the past Prime Minister of a country? You would hope that there would be a higher level of education that could be placed as a topic of discussion rather than persons feeling insulted that the seventh day academy was degraded in a way.

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  11. the uwp has always demonstrated that its a party of democracy. unlike, the labour party where, democracy is always fixed. no one dears challenge Kenny Anthony as leader, hence, the reason why, Mario Michel left this undemocratic party. but, back to the substantive matter, clem bobb is a total joker. clem bobb was chairman of the party, and it was his responsibility to put all structures in place to ensure that the party was in a state of readiness. he did nothing. clem bobb is a total failure as far as I am concern.

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  13. Pit bull Frederick should be kept in a leash, the man should never be allowed close to leadership. Him, like Kenny, is dangerous and those two should be muzzled, or extract all their teeth. Stop the spread of measles!

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  15. This week was indeed the where the UWP hanged all their dirty linen out on the public square; R Frederick making a usual ass out of himself, Guy talking his usual garbbage, the lazy Spider crawlling slowly trying to put a few words in to Bob and King getting on like 2 idiots as usual.I'm spearing Allan.

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    • the uwp has always demonstrated that its a party of democracy. unlike, the labour party where, democracy is always fixed. no one dears challenge Kenny Anthony as leader, hence, the reason why, Mario Michel left this undemocratic party. but, back to the substantive matter, clem bobb is a total joker. clem bobb was chairman of the party, and it was his responsibility to put all structures in place to ensure that the party was in a state of readiness. he did nothing. clem bobb is a total failure as far as I am concern

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  17. Move bitch get out d way..King, Chastenet, Frederick and Bobb all failed miserably! Get out and get some fresh perspectives into the party...I eh hearing Guy Joseph....

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  19. That is why politics (as we know it in st. lucia) is not mature. The kind of statements that are being made are ridiculous and petty. For example, if Mr. Bob was so ineffective, why did he continue to be in leadership roles in the party?

    I really do not understand!

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  21. A lot of hogwash coming from the UWP as always. Clem BOB has spoken the truth and sometimes the truth is very hard to accept. Funny this hogwash PR calls Mr. Bob an "Elitist". The UWP in and of itself is an elitist party.
    Why don't the UWP give up the pretence that they are "United". Move over Flambeau your days are numbered.

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