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NDP will give ULP a run for their money – Eustace

NDP will give ULP a run for their money – Eustace

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The New Democratic Party (NDP) is much stronger now and is poised for victory in the next general elections.{{more}}

This is the view of the Leader of Opposition, Arnhim Eustace, who made the claim at a public meeting at Fairbaine Pasture last Saturday.

Eustace said when the NDP lost the 2001 elections, which followed the “road block revolution” and the Grand Beach Accord of 2000, he was not surprised.

“I think all of us knew at that time that the NDP was not as strong as we should have been,” Eustace said.

He said they had to accept defeat and despite being obviously disappointed, the Party, after 17 years, had become weak and people wanted a change.

“And when people decide to change, they change,” he stated.

Eustace however said the party is strong now, and the people are getting ready for a change.

He told the persons gathered at Fairburn Pasture that a lot of hard work had gone into rebuilding the party which included work on the party’s constitution, which gave more power to the people to choose leader and candidates.

“And gradually we came to the point where at the last election, we got one seat less than the government.”

He commended the candidate slated to contest the West St George constituency, Dr Julian Ferdinand – who made his first official speech since being selected as the NDP’s candidate for West St George.

“I am pleased with what he (Ferdinand) has just done and it shows the calibre of persons we are attracting to the party,” Eustace said.

“I know that that is a concern for the government,” he continued.

Eustace said that the recently selected candidates who are expected to contest the next general elections should give those on the government side a “run for their money.”

“And that the NDP would in fact win the next general elections in St Vincent and the Grenadines,” Eustace said.(DD)

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