In spite of being told that he will not succeed at the next election, United Workers Party (UWP) candidate for Choiseul/Saltibus, Bradley Felix, has said he remains confident that he will prevail.
The former banker told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) in an interview that he would have liked to work with former UWP minister and Choiseul/Saltibus Member of Parliament (MP) Rufus Bousquet.
“I would have loved to work with Rufus, to allow him to share with me, some of his experience and maybe some of his own plans that may not have come to fruition…but I guess he has his own agenda,” he said.
Bousquet had said that Felix, will lose the election, because he was unwittingly part of a process that allegedly attempted to disenfranchise the people in Choiseul and was handpicked to become the candidate.
Felix told SNO that in going around the constituency, many people have raised the issue that Bousquet has approached asking for their support. But Felix said most of the people have indicated to him that what he is attempting to do, does not make sense and he should support him instead.
Asked whether he is concerned that Bousquet might consider running as an independent candidate, Felix said he has thought about it, but said he is sure that he will not be successful.
“At the end of the day, we will recognise who will be victorious, and I am sure Rufus will not be one of them. Rufus has been one of those persons who has worked for Choiseul, but there comes a time when you must pass on the baton, when your time has come,” the UWP candidate remarked.
Felix recalled Bousquet disappearing completely from the constituency, after announcing that he was ill.
“I guess having recognizing that there seems to be some change, he sees it as an opportunity to come in. But the people have spoken. The people have said, listen, your time is gone,” Felix said.