The latest public disagreements between the elected Executive Committee and some persons who have described themselves as members of the Constituency Branch, continued again, for a third day, on Thursday, 7th February, 2013.
In a second letter, to the one they issued on Tuesday, the West Basseterre Branch of the St Kitts Nevis Labour Party said it wanted to confirm that the recent Press Release dated 5th February, 2013 emanated from them, the Labour Party Branch of West Basseterre. However, some media reports have indicated that the release itself was distributed to the press by the government owned radio and television station, ZIZ.
On Thursday, the group claiming to be members of the Labour Party in West Basseterre, said their press release on Tuesday made NO representations on behalf of the West Basseterre Executive. “We therefore fervently refute the statement that a group of persons (are) describing themselves as the Executive of the West Basseterre Labour Party Branch, as asserted in the press release issued on behalf of the Honourable Sam T. Condor and his Executive dated 6th February 2013,” said the branch members.
“We are a majority and we have a right to speak, we don’t need an Executive to speak for us. Therefore, we openly challenge Mr Condor to prove his claim that he has the majority support of his constituents,” continued the statement.
They charge that Mr Condor came to the constituents of West Basseterre and solicited their votes. “We voted for him because he was aligned with the Labour Party. We trusted him to implement and follow the policies and programs of the Labour Party and the Labour Government. He has since departed from that and has indicated that he will be running independently in the next general election. Anyone who is running independently IS NOT a Labour. Hence, he has left us.”
The group also criticized Mr. Condor whom they said has colluded with the leader of PAM, Mr. Shawn Richards, in bringing legal action against the Labour Government.
“Mr. Condor has every right to align himself with the leadership of PAM if he so desires but that being the situation HE CAN NO LONGER REPRESENT US,” they argued.
The group has repeated that Mr. Condor:
- Recently embarked upon a course of conduct whereby his actions are designed to destabilize and undermine the Labour Government
- Holds views that are not the views of the majority of the constituents of constituency No. 3
- Abandoned the people of Constituency No. 3 and the Party
“In light of the foregoing, we are once again demanding that Mr. Condor immediately tender his resignation as a member of the Party and as the elected representative of Constituency No. 3,” stated the branch members.