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United Workers Party (UWP) Laborie candidate Francisco Jn Pierre has revealed that his main reason for leaving the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) has to do with the victimization taking place.
Jn Pierre told a UWP public meeting in Gros-Islet where he was officially endorsed, that the SLP is not the same it use to be and the leaders have lost their way.
The former longstanding member of the SLP told the gathering that the party in its current state is a disaster and it is no longer what George Charles left to Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony.
The UWP candidate has clarified that he was not personally victimized, but other persons within the party were.
Jn Pierre said he was warned that things will change and that is exactly what happened. He said the new leadership of the SLP is destroying the party and is trying to destroy the country too.
In an exclusive interview with St. Lucia News Online (SNO) in December, 2015 Jn Pierre said he plans to provide strong leadership to the constituency if elected Member of Parliament (MP).
He said he is focused on helping to address the unemployment issue and to revitalize the agriculture sector, particularly the banana industry that was once fruitful in that constituency.
Jn Pierre joined the UWP in August 2015. Before that he was a member of the SLP since 1987 and was active in several political campaigns, particularly those in 1992 and 1997.
He is the father of the current Communications Director for the SLP, Jadia Jn Pierre-Emmanuel.