LAST WEEK’S GUILTY VERDICT handed down to disgraced former Democratic Labour Party (DLP) minister Donville Inniss will not stop the party from moving forward, says its leader Verla De Peiza.
She told the media after the party’s Errol Barrow Memorial Service at St Lucy’s Parish Church on Sunday morning, that the selection process for new candidates was already in full swing.
De Peiza said a lot of new faces were indicating their interest in running for the party but declined to state which riding most appealed to her.
“The party is actively going through the candidate selection process right now, so I don’t want to be previous in my comments – not just St Lucy, all of the constituencies. We spent some time devising new rules for candidate selection and we are adhering to them. They apply to me like they apply to everybody else, so I am not in a position right now to give any information in relation to candidate selection anywhere at all in the 30 constituencies,” she said.
In recent months there has been speculation about whether De Peiza wanted to represent St Lucy, where her family, including uncle, former Deputy Prime Minister Sir Philip Greaves, originated.