Roseau, Dominica: Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, Melissa Skerrit and other candidates of the Dominica Labour Party have filled their nominations on November 18, 2022, due to the snap general elections.
After submitting his nomination, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit humbly extended gratitude to the people of Dominica for the confidence they put in him. This comes after 6 of the 21 seats up for grabs in the December 6, 2022, elections were declared victories for the Dominica Labour Party in the aftermath of nomination day after no opposition candidates were announced.
On the nomination day, various political leaders stepped out and fulfilled the election protocol.
“Over the last few days, the people have spoken. The date of November 17 2022 shall go down in history in Dominica,” said Prime Minister Skerrit. “The opposition called out the entire country to come to protest on that day, and the people boycotted the opposition’s protest!”
According to PM Roosevelt Skerrit, the lack of turnout at Thursday’s planned mass protest shows that the people have spoken and that Dominica is with Labour.
He added that there were just a few hundred protesters at the rally, dubbed a “Mass Rally” to be attended by thousands as advertised in the lead-up to the event.
PM Roosevelt Skerrit cited, “Your vote can determine how your life will be in the next five years, and I’m very confident that the people of Dominica will vote us back into the government.”
Video Credits: Roosevelt Skerrit Facebook Page
On Friday, the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) nominated candidates in all 21 constituencies. Team Unity Dominica (TUD) nominated candidates in 5 constituencies. In total, 15 constituencies will be contested by opposition candidates or TUD candidates.
Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit will be returning to Parliament as he was nominated unopposed in the Vieille Case constituency. Newcomers Lakeyia Joseph will be representing Paix Bouche, Roland Royer will be representing Cottage, Daren Pinard in Colihaut and Jullan Defoe in Petite-Savanne will be entering the Parliament for the first time as they will not face any electorate on the election day- December 6, 2022. Dr Irvin McIntyre will be returning to Parliament as the MP for Roseau Valley.