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The main opposition United Workers Party (UWP) will this Sunday, January 19 hold an emergency National Council Meeting at the Coconut Bay Resort in Vieux Fort.
The party has invited the media to attend a “special press conference” immediately after the end of the meeting on Sunday at about 4 pm.
The emergency meeting comes amid reports of a power struggle in the party after a letter from Party Leader Allen Chastanet to Opposition Leader Stephenson King was leaked to the public.
In the letter, Chastanet, a former tourism minister, reportedly took offense with King’s decision to agree to attend a meeting with Prime Minister Kenny Anthony and other stakeholders to discuss the impact of the Christmas Eve trough without consulting him before agreeing to attend.
Since the letter was leaked, various officials within the party have publicly aired their views on the matter.
Sunday’s emergency meeting is expected to quell the situation and bring back a sense of normalcy and unity to the party, according to insiders.
Chastanet took over the leadership of the party after defeating the former prime minister 264-99 at the UWP’s 37th National Convention held in July 2013.
Despite the loss, King, an elected member of Parliament, remain as opposition leader.