CHOISEUL /SALTIBUS SUPPORTERS OF THE UNITED WORKERS PARTY
C/o Choiseul Post Office
Choiseul, St. Lucia
Contact: Jimmy Haynes 489 0136
We Stand By Rufus No More
Choiseul – August 21st - We, members, supporters and well-wishers of the United Workers Party in Choiseul/Saltibus are very concerned about the return of our past Parliamentary Representative, Mr. Rufus Bousquet to elective politics in Choiseul.
Since Mr. Bousquet’s entry as a candidate of the UWP for Choiseul/Saltibus in 1992, we have stood by him in the good times and in the bad times. We stood loyally by him when he was dismissed as a member of UWP Cabinet in 1995 and again in 2007 by Sir John Compton. We stood loyally by him after he officially notified the Governor General of the withdrawal of his support from former Prime Minister Hon. Stephenson King in 2008. We stood loyally by him after the revelation of his multiple name changes. We stood loyally by him after learning of his criminal record and his incarceration in the USA. We stood by him even after he referred to his colleagues as being members of a mongoose gang. We stood loyally by him during his battle with cancer during the 2011 election campaign. We fought tooth and nail by his side for five consecutive elections.
We stood by Mr. Rufus Bousquet because we saw in him an immense potential to advance the cause of the people of Choiseul /Saltibus, St. Lucia and the United Workers Party. Despite his many shortcomings, we stood by him in the hope that he would change and emulate the performance of his late father and former UWP Choiseul/Saltibus Parliamentary Representative, Hon. JMD Bousquet who we cherished.
Unfortunately, recent events have confirmed our worst fears that Mr. Rufus Bousquet has not changed and that he will not change. It has confirmed beyond any doubt that Mr. Rufus Bousquet is not a team player and his return to elective politics serves only to create discord within the United Workers Party supporters in Choiseul/Saltibus. His recent pronouncement on a radio show that he will not work with the elected Political Leader of the UWP brought back the shame we felt when he was fired twice by Sir John Compton and when he almost singlehandedly toppled the UWP administration as he selfishly fought to regain a ministerial portfolio. Further, Mr. Bousquet’s statement on a national media house where he referred to United Workers Party as a mongrel party is obnoxious and totally acceptable. Enough is enough. We can no longer stand by Mr. Rufus Bousquet.
Therefore, we are calling on Mr. Rufus Bousquet to immediately rescind his offer to contest for the chairmanship of the executive of the UWP Choiseul/Saltibus Constituency Branch. Further, we are asking Mr. Rufus Bousquet to withdraw his application to be the Choiseul/Saltibus UWP candidate.We thank Mr. Bousquet for his service to the people of Choiseul/Saltibus, St. Lucia and the United Workers Party. We wish him the very best in his future endeavours. /End