The leader of the Unity Labour Party Dr Ralph Gonsalves wasted no time in reacting to the decision by Arnhim Eustace the former leader of the Opposition to contest the 2020 general elections.
Eustace who is a five-time elected representative for the East Kingstown constituency had in November of 2016, resigned as Opposition leader and party leader stating that he would not contest the upcoming elections.
Gonsalves speaking on the radio Friday said that Eustace has been winning that seat since 1998 and in 2015 there was a huge reduction in votes.
“So clearly, Eustace is ripe for the pickings by Luke Browne”.
Gonsalves who was speaking with Elson Crick on the Shakeup Program went on further to state that he is not sure that Arnhim is convinced he is going to win the seat.
” That may be the story now, am not sure he will be there in 2020, well none of us knows whether we will be here, we are all in the Lord’s hand”.
Gonsalves said, however, the people of East Kingstown will have a new representative in Luke Browne.
“That will be my reading of what will happen, seeing how things are playing out”.
The ULP leader said that persons are telling him that Lorraine Friday the new leader of the NDP has fallen by the wayside.
“There is a new leader, but there is no shine on the ball, I have been watching and observing”.