The Dominica Labour Party is clearly ignoring the Opposition’s call to cancel the December 6th general elections. The party nominated a full slate of 21 candidates on Friday. Today was Nomination Day in Dominica
Prime Minister of Dominica and DLP Leader, Roosevelt Skerrit was nominated in his hometown, Vieille Case, to contest his 6th election.
“I am very grateful to the voters of the Vieille Case Constituency who reposed their confidence in me in 2000 at age 27 and they are all still standing strong with me today. So I am a very fortunate and blessed candidate. Every success I have had in politics is due to the people of the Vieille Case Constituency,” Prime Minister Skerrit told the media shortly after his nomination at the Vieille Case Magistrates Court.
The Prime Minister announced on November 6 that Dominicans would return to the polls to elect a new Government to lead the country in increasingly difficult times.
“As I indicated, this is a national reset. We are seeking to bring new energy so that we can face the challenges ahead,” the Dominican leader said, pointing to the impact of COVID-19 on world economies, the ongoing Russia-Ukraine War and the effects of climate change on vulnerable states.
“At this time we need strong decisive leadership and this is what I have provided the country with for the last eighteen years and this is what I will continue to give to this country after the elections are held.” (Source DNO)