Castries Central representative and United Workers Party (UWP) member, Richard Frederick, has extended an olive branch to the ruling Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP.)
On the morning show on Real FM (91.3) this morning, Jan. 23, Frederick said he “supported King 200 percent” and that if the SLP approached him for advice on any matter of national interest he won’t hesitate to offer his provide his expertise.
He prefaced his comment with a reference to the fatal confidential letter to ousted Opposition Leader Stephenson King from UWP Political Leader Allen Chastanet.
In the letter, which was leaked to the media, Chastanet chastised King for accepting an invitation from Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony for dialogue on the situation in St. Lucia following the Christmas Eve trough.
In Frederick’s view national matters superseded partisan politics and King did the right thing.
Dr. Gale Rigobert, the UWP’s deputy political leader and parliamentary representative for Micoud North, has been recommended to the governor general to replace Stephenson King as opposition leader.
At an extraordinary meeting of the UWP’s National Council on Sunday, 50 delegates voted against King remaining as the leader of the opposition while four were in his favour. Six abstained.