Castries South Member of Parliament (MP) Dr. Robert Lewis has confirmed weeks of speculation that he is bowing out of elective politics.
Lewis made this disclosure on Tuesday evening during an appearance on Current Affairs on MBC Television with journalist Clinton Reynolds.
The minister said when he entered politics in 2006 he was questioned about the reason for entering. He said the main objective was to give his service to the field.
Dr. Lewis recalled saying that he would serve at least two terms and then begin to reevaluate. And this has therefore led him to his decision to call it quits.
The education minister said: “I have enjoyed it tremendously,” adding that he served his constituents to the best of his ability.
“I am not running away from politics. I enjoyed political life and I hope that many young people will come out to serve their country,” he remarked.
There is speculation that the Castries South MP is bowing out to allow the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) to replace him with current head of the Citizens Investment Programme (CIP) Ernest Hilaire, who may contest the seat at the next general elections.