The branch of Fermanagh and South Tyrone DUP have come out in support of First Minister Arlene Foster, following how she was replaced as leader of the party saying: ‘this was not done in our name’.
This comes on the evening before the DUP executive will meet to ratify Edwin Poots as the new leader of the party.
In a statement released by the Association, they have said “Fermanagh and South Tyrone DUP Association met this week to
voice their disgust at the manner in which our Party Leader, First
Minister and local MLA RT Hon Arlene Foster has been treated over recent weeks.
“Arlene has worked tirelessly over the years not just for Fermanagh and South Tyrone but right across Northern Ireland helping all constituencies.
“Our Association is sending out a strong message to Arlene Foster. This was not done in our name.
“The Fermanagh and South Tyrone DUP association have
unanimously backed Arlene Foster to remain as our MLA, however we recognise this is a personal decision.
“We appreciate that Arlene has sacrificed so much personally over the years for public service, but this Association will stand firm by her side.”