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Political hopeful and television broadcaster Jeana Corneille has accused former Public Service Minister Lenard “Spider” Montoute of “forcing himself on the people of Gros-Islet”.
Corneille, who had expressed an interest in participating in a run-off for the United Workers Party (UWP) Gros-Islet seat, said the party must be applauded for insisting that the democratic process is upheld.
“In every constituency, members of the branch, have the power to choose their representative. Thus, the candidate selected is truly the people’s choice. This is democracy at its best,” she explained.
However, in a statement to the media on August 1, Corneille said Montoute has hijacked “this process of democracy”.
Corneille also said St. Lucians should no longer allow politicians to spin webs of corruption, deceit and disgrace.
“St. Lucians need representatives who are men and women of integrity; leaders who always act honorably, for the benefit of every St. Lucian and the greater good of our country,”she added.
Montoute had contested three elections, but was only successful at the 2006 polls.
He is currently the deputy political leader of the UWP.
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