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The Micoud North Constituency could be the most sought after seat in the next general elections, since there are already three confirmed candidates that are set to compete against each other.
The ruling Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) Candidate, Herbert Roserie, said he is ready to create an impact at the next elections and has expressed confidence in securing the seat.
Roserie, will be going up against fiery Opposition Leader and the incumbent MP for Micoud North Dr. Gale Rigobert and one-time MP for the same constituency, Jeannine Compton-Antoine.
Despite the SLP candidate does not have a political background, Roserie said he is a grassroots person and is well known in the constituency, who wants to see it developed.
While admitting that he is sometimes shy and reserved, the SLP candidate said his approach to issues affecting the constituency will be different. “I will be candid, honest. I think I can use this to make a connection because I will not come across as fake, overzealous, boisterous and really a fire cracker with no real flame, “he asserted.
Speaking about his competitors, Roserie said Rigobert’s performance is poor and opined that she is not popular within the Micoud North constituency.
On the other hand, Roserie said he is still of the view that Compton-Antoine will have to work for her votes and make her own strides in order to create an impact. “Of course she is not an opponent one could marginalize. She has been there and has been working on the ground and you cannot ignore her,” he explained.
However, the SLP candidate said the people of Micoud North are knowledgeable enough to understand that they will not get much out of an independent candidate.
Micoud, according to him, has the potential to grow and create opportunities for the constituents.
He said tourism and the creation of small cottage industries could develop economic prospects.