Many Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) supporters are still shocked by the results of the 2016 general election, which saw their party being voted out of office after four and a half years.
But former leader of the SLP, Dr. Kenny Anthony has urged his supporters to wipe their tears away and remain hopeful that the SLP will return to office in the future.
“I ask that you wipe away your tears, dry your eyes and lift your heads. I appreciate that many of you have been distressed by the calumny, vitriol, and the threats against me. Do not react in like manner, with anger or hatred for hatred is a disease that consumes. I am at peace with myself, my country and the world. Be calm, be comforted for in the words of the song by Yolanda Adams, “This too shall pass, like every night that comes before it,” he said.
Dr. Anthony who resigned as SLP leader on Thursday has also congratulated Allen Chastanet and the United Workers Party on the victory at the polls on June 6, 2016.
“On all accounts, this was a convincing victory. It is clear there was a major national swing against the Saint Lucia Labour Party. I wish the people of Saint Lucia the very best as we embark on this new journey,” he said.
The former PM will continue to serve as the Vieux-Fort South parliamentary representative but had does not plan to serve as the opposition leader in the House of Assembly.