Writs published in two local newspapers by the Electoral Commission indicates that there has been an amendment to nomination day, which is now Saturday May 28, 2016.
Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony had initially announced Friday, May 27, 2016 as the official nomination day.
The United Workers Party (UWP) has raised concerns in relation to this change, stating that it is an attack on religious freedom and proper consideration was not given to the issue.
Parliamentary representative for Castries South East, Guy Joseph, who happens to be a Seventh Day Adventist, views it as a disrespect for persons of religious faith.
Joseph said it shows Dr. Anthony’s lack of regard for people’s freedom to worship the God they choose.
“The concern for me is not whether I can go and get nominated or not, the issue is the bigger picture, that the Prime Minister of this country does not regard God and the religious faith of people of this country,” he stated.
The MP said his opponent, Joachim Henry, is also an adventist and questioned whether he was consulted.
Joseph also said the decision to amend the date, is a rejection of all Christian faiths.