UWP debunks vote-buying allegations

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UWP debunks vote-buying allegations
UWP Chairman Ezechiel Joseph
UWP Chairman Ezechiel Joseph

The United Workers Party (UWP) has brushed aside claims that its current party leader -Allen Chastanet is allegedly using his financial power, to manipulate people to vote for him, at the party’s next annual convention, slated to take place on November 2.

Party Chairman Ezechiel Joseph has refuted those claims. Joseph told the media today that the allegation is ridiculous and the person responsible for spreading it is up to no good.

The UWP chairman said Chastanet is campaigning across the island, but it’s left up to the delegates to decide on the next leader.

Chastanet is currently up against Dr. Claudius Preville, who is also in the battle for the top post of becoming the next leader of the UWP.

Both men were nominated for the top position at the party’s delegates’ conference held at the Mon Repos Combined School, during September.

Dr. Preville recently announced plans to run for leadership of the party. Preville is of the view that there is a void that needs to be filled and he may be the one to do that.

Chastanet was elected political leader of the UWP in August 2013. He has been calling for a debate on the economy with Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony.

He has been vocal on issues affecting the poor population and matters pertaining to the country’s slow economic growth and development. Chastanet has also been calling for a reduction in the Value Added Tax (VAT).

Meanwhile, Dr. Preville will host a press conference tomorrow, where he will present a summary of his vision plan for St. Lucia.

Dr. Preville will reveal his plan for a new Fiscal and Economic Development Policy, Tourism & Agricultural Development Policy and Social and Youth Policy.

The UWP member will also be discussing with the meeting, other matters related to the better management of St. Lucia’s economy.

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  1. I remember being in Mr. Chastanet's presence at his uwp constituency office on the day of election. I was there with a media worker getting a report done. Some persons came into the office stating that .... was paying people as little as $60 and as much as $1000 to vote against Mr. Chastanet. So the people requested that Mr. Chastanet pay persons to vote for him as well. Mr. Chastanet said that he refuses to pay people to vote for him because it would mean nothing to him to know that he bought people and that the only reason he won was because of money. He wanted to win because people believed that he was the better man for the job. That day I developed great respect for Mr. Chastanet. So I will not believe that Mr. Chastanet would go against his beliefs now.

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  2. I believe we need to stop I'm not political and I use to support the labour party I'm disappointed in them so I decided not to get involved into politics.
    I believe we st.Lucian's need to give Allen Chasnet a chance to see what he can do for the country, this man father has been running successful businesses in our country with happy staff members, where he gives good incentives, his dad can be his advisor and to put the country onto its next level.
    That Previle man I dont think he can do shit, I would never believe Allen is paying people to vote for him.
    Please give Allen a chance and if he fail then throw him out but we need to come together and make a decision because we want a change. We dont want labour because they promise better days and we are facing ... up days.

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  3. Yall think Preville stupid? Richard, Rufus and King already buying votes on his behalf! Poorjab Chastanet and Ezechiel

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  4. Just now UWP will debunk the fact that Lucians drink a lot of rum.

    Can someone help me call BULLSHIT?

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  5. What is wrong with that.If you don't have money to compete you are at a disadvantage.At least some people will get some doe and still vote against him.Dr.Preville great idea to release your economic plans now.That what i have been calling Mr.Chastanet to do instead of calling on the prime minister for a debate.What can you debate when everything you say is questionable.

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  6. I recalled Party Chairman Ezechiel Joseph saying that there was no truth to the news that Dr. Preville was running against Mr Chastanet for the leadership of the party. Am I to believe what he is saying this time around is the truth? Only time will tell.

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  7. there is proof that they pay people to vote for them. y is a young lady being paid 3000.00 to help sent her son to school. but the is to be controlled by an operative of the uwp. not she is being ask to stay quite on the matter. madam te chas was the one who sing the cheque. hum hum hum

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  8. Mr. Joseph know well that they paid people to vote for Chastanet last convention and it will happen again so Mr. Preville better be ready to face the money machine.

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  9. Yo toute say mem!! He see where he can push his hand in the suitcase. All are the same. Their pockets, not no damn economy. I would do the same. Stop the hypocrisy!!

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