The United Workers Party (UWP) will stage a “massive” national rally this Sunday, August 25, 2013 in Vieux Fort.
A press release states that the event will include two motorcades which will travel along the western and eastern coasts of the island.
The rally, according to the party, comes after the “phenomenal success” of its recent 37th National Convention.
“The event seeks to build on the heightened and growing interest in the party as it prepares to take over the reins of governance when the opportunity arises,” the release said.
Party, supporters and enthusiasts will hear from the newly elected leadership and other speakers “who will address a litany of concerns and the unprecedented hardship facing all Saint Lucians under the rule of the Labour Party Administration,” the release said.
“The rally will be a demonstration of party unity and strength as the UWP readies itself to regain office and restore confidence and pride in Saint Lucians locally and in the diaspora,” the release also said.
The event will begin at 4 p.m. near the Vieux Fort Town Hall. Motorcades will leave Castries and Soufriere at 12 noon and traverse various communities in a “post-convention show of force.”
“The Vieux Fort rally is the first of a series of activities to mobilize the party’s base and consolidate the UWP as a viable and potent political force. The United Workers Party has assumed the posture of a more organized and vigilant opposition, and is committed to giving quality representation to the people whilst preparing for the good governance of the country after the next general elections,” the release said.