Deputy Prime Minister, Philip J. Pierre, had a large crowd of supporters of the ruling Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) in loud cheers on Sunday, when he lashed out at several opposition members.
The Castries East MP told the gathering who came out to witness the launch of Dennery South candidate, Jerome Gedeon, in Dennery, that the last five years of the UWP government was the worst.
Pierre took a swipe at former National Security Minister Guy Mayers, who recently announced that the United Workers Party (UWP) will initiate an independent tribunal to deal with the IMPACS case.
The SLP stalwart reminded supporters that it was UWP while in government that commenced Operation Restore Confidence, which resulted in the alleged extra judicial killings of 12 criminal suspects.
Pierre said that Guy Mayers was Minister who gave the instruction for Operation Restore Confidence, and now the ruling party is trying to clean up the mess created by the UWP administration.
“Guy Mayers can jump high, Guy Mayers can jump low, he will never be a Minister of government in Saint Lucia, so he has to stay with his lies and hatred,” he told the gathering.
The Deputy Minister’s criticism of members of the opposition did not stop there. Pierre turned to Leader of the UWP Allen Chastanet, stating that the opposition political leader is fixed on “using people.”
He said Chastanet opted to run for the Micoud South seat to get into government, but noted that the the UWP leader does not know anything about that specific constituency.
Pierre claims that he was informed that Chastanet plans to switch to Micoud North and place the incumbent MP Dr. Gale Rigobert somewhere else, because he is convinced he can’t win the Micoud South seat.