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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.