But her claims seemed to have landed on infertile ground with the VIP who clapped back at the Junior Minister a few short hours after she issued a press release announcing her departure from the party yesterday, February 12.
The first-term lawmaker said the VIP’s constitution made it abundantly clear that any incumbent party member in the House of Assembly (HOA) desirous of re-election under the banner of the party is entitled to do so once they have informed the executive by the deadline prescribed.
And according to Flax-Charles, she fulfilled the basic requirements outlined in Section 4 of the VIP’s constitution and made her intention known to the party’s secretary. “I could not [meet] the deadline which Section 1 makes mention of as to date none has been communicated, at least not to me,” Flax-Charles asserted.
However, the VIP maintained that, as was stated previously by Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley, the paperwork submitted by Flax-Charles never satisfied the party’s requirements.
“Flax-Charles received written correspondence of what needed to be rectified, and to date has made no attempts to do so,” the VIP said in a response to her resignation.