The Lucian Peoples Movement (LPM) is calling on government to scrap the Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP), which is due to take full effect in early 2016.
Leader of the LPM Therold Prudent believes that the beneficiaries may have a huge advantage to buy over local elections in the small Eastern Caribbean Island.
Prudent has expressed disappointment with the current structure of the CIP and has suggested that until proper restructuring takes place, the programme should be scrapped entirely.
The political leader said the current administration has not been able to address the unemployment issue and is not concerned about the disappearing middle class.
Prudent suggested that government should consider creating a programme, which will look specifically at granting permanent residence instead, and after five years of living here, these persons can be granted citizenship.
He reminded that from the inception, the LPM, has never been supportive of the CIP