Former Agriculture Minister Ezechiel Joseph will be contesting the Babonneau seat at the next general elections, with hope of returning as the parliamentary representative.
Joseph said that members of the United Workers Party (UWP) Babonneau branch spoke with him and suggested that he consider running again to represent the constituency on behalf of the UWP.
“They said they were satisfied with my performance and when they compare what is happening now to what I did, they recognised that I did a good job,” he told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) on Tuesday.
The former senator said based on those requests, he decided to run again.
Joseph told SNO that people are still questioning how he lost the seat to current Minister of Health and Member of Parliament (MP) for Babonneau Alvina Reynolds by a mere two votes.
Nevertheless, he said he is confident of being re-elected as the MP for the constituency at the next general elections because he has the support of the people and he can get the job done.
The former MP pointed out that people in the constituency are already not pleased with what is taking place at the community and national level, and have expressed their disappointment in this regard.
He told SNO that there are a number of issues to be addressed in Babonneau, which he hopes to fix. In addition to that, the former minister said that there is a lot more to be done in the agriculture sector.
Joseph lost the Babonneau seat at the general election held on November, 28, 2011. He was sworn in as an opposition member of the Senate on January, 5, 2012, and resigned in December 2015.
He was also the former chairman of the UWP.