PM Skerrit “heartened and inspired” by Roseau Central MP’s decision

by: Dominica Vibes News - April 5, 2018
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Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit (file photo)

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said he is heartened and inspired by the tone and tenor of Parliamentary Representative for the Roseau Central Constituency Joseph Issac’s statement yesterday after careful analysis.

Issac disclosed to the public on Wednesday 4 April 2018, at a press conference his decision to leave the Opposition United Workers Party (UWP) to become an independent parliamentarian.

“It tells me that finally some in this country are coming around to this realization that a divided Dominica, especially at the national leadership level, will not progress at the pace that is required,” Mr. Skerrit said in a statement last night.

The Roseau Central MP had clearly given his decision much thought as his utterances in recent weeks, though reasonable, would have offended his former party members, the prime minister added.

“I consider yesterday a Red Letter Day for Dominica because finally someone was willing to stand in the breach and say no that is not the way,” he said.

The Dominican leader continued that Issac’s decision to sit in Parliament as an independent Parliamentarian is significant for his constituency and the island.

“The government, which I have the honor to lead, welcomes this magnanimous gesture, and I intend, as the leader of the government, to request a meeting with Mr. Isaac at the earliest convenience to discuss and determine a framework by which we can work together in the interest of Dominica and to the benefit to the constituents of Roseau Central,” he assured.