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Former Opposition Leader and Castries North Member of Parliament Stephenson King has clarified statements made about his political future with the United Workers Party (UWP).
King told members of the media yesterday that though a few politicians have made public statements about him, he is the only one that can speak on his behalf.
Ousted UWP member and Castries Central Member of Parliament Richard Frederick had said King would not run on a UWP ticket as long as Allen Chastanet is political leader.
However, UWP Chairman Ezechiel Joseph had said that King wrote the party expressing his desire to run for office in his constituency in the next general elections.
“There have been statements made, but no one has that authority to speak for me and therefore the media should not dwell on such statements. Mr. Frederick’s opinion is just an opinion…no one have the mandate to speak on my future political involvement,” he said.
Meanwhile, in addressing the issue of him being absent from most meetings coordinated by the UWP, King said that his absence at most meetings is merely because he was never invited.
“I attend meetings that I am invited to and I don’t attend one, once an agenda is not given, as required by the constitution. Once that is not provided then it means it is not important,” he explained.
The former opposition leader claims he has not been invited to many of the recent UWP meetings. “I’ve not been receiving notices about those meetings, which again is the requirement of the constitution,” he added.
However, Chastanet and Joseph have both said that King has not been attending regular party meetings and have encouraged him to do so.
King said despite all that is being said about him, he will continue to work for his constituency and ensure that their concerns are addressed.