Former Prime Minister Stephenson King has said statements which seeks to suggest that United Workers Party (UWP) Leader Allen Chastanet only received the request for a sit-down 24-hours before his travel overseas are not true.
King told the media today (Nov.10) that adequate notice was given to Chastanet in relation to a request for a sit-down with former executive members of the UWP who want certain issues addressed.
In fact the Castries North MP said that the letter requesting the sit-down was dispatched to Chastanet since Tuesday (Nov.3), but the parties requested to meet on Thursday (Nov.5) because of the importance of the issues they wish to discuss.
Nevertheless, King said that the UWP leader responded stating that he will inform the group, which include: himself, Mary Polius, Dr. Keith Mondesir and Lenard Montoute, upon his return whether he will be able to hold the sit-down.
King said the team of former UWP executives are attempting to “rescue the party”, but emphasized that if Chastanet does not see it fit to have a sit-down with them, then he will have to decide where the party goes from here.
“There are issues that I have that continue to perpetuated since 2013. I have waited a long time and we are at the final hour,” King remarked.
King said whether the sit-down happens or not, he will be attending the UWP National Convention which is slated to take place on Sunday, November 15, 2015.