Former DLP Minister and now Ambassador to the OAS, Dr Vince Henderson said at a press briefing on Wednesday, that he will not be running again as a candidate for the DLP.
Henderson is the former MP for the St Joseph Constituency, but he did not seek re-election in 2009 and was replaced by Kelver Darroux. Henderson is the Chairman of the upcoming Dominica Labour Party (DLP) Delegates conference, which is supposed to take place annually, but is in fact the first such conference since 2013.
Henderson said emphatically, “I am not a candidate for elections. I felt that I have served, and I continue to serve in different capacities and every time I am called to serve you, I am always prepared to do that and this time I am not a candidate”.
Meanwhile, Kelvar Darroux also announced recently that he will not be contesting the St. Joseph seat for the DLP in the next general election.
Henderson said the DLP will be making changes for the next election. He said “The Labour Party is the change; it is the change that people will be anticipating at the next polls and that change will be, returning new candidates and old ones also.”
He added that the terms “new” and “old” were not defined by age but in terms of participation. He anticipates DLP candidates in upcoming election who will consist of people with a track record of service in their communities, who have personal achievements, and who have always been there to help build the country.
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