Ex-PM says St Kitts and Nevis suffering political ‘buyer’s remorse’

A former prime minister of St Kitts and Nevis has said that those who voted for the current Team Unity government may be regretting their decision.

Denzil Douglas, speaking in a national address earlier this month, stated that a great deal of the electorate is suffering from “buyer’s remorse”.

He attributed this to the current scandal swirling around the federation’s politics.

Prime Minister Timothy Harris has repeated said he has done nothing wrong.

But Douglas said after three years of Harris in power, people were looking for change.

“Team Unity under the leadership of Dr Harris has proven time and again that they do not have what it takes to effectively and successfully administer the affairs of this country,” he said.

“They were elected to office on a platform of false promises and lies. It is clear for all to see that great deception that has befallen their supporters. And they too, are crying out for change!”

Douglas was prime minister of St Kitts and Nevis from 1995 until 2015.

He added that there were may people who are “suffering from buyer’s remorse when it comes to Team Unity.”

Douglas, who was re-elected earlier this month as party leader of the St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party, said that persons who have been adversely affected by Harris and his political colleagues are welcome to join the Labour party.

“We [the SKNLP] welcome you all to the fold with open arms! Some of you had to see it to believe it.

“And many of you are not just seeing it, but feeling it too. This is no joking matter. You are our soldiers, you have a story to tell, and you have to say it.

“You need to reach out to those who you know have floated with Unity. Reach out and welcome them home.”

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