Less than 24 hours after being announced to contest the next general elections, the Dominica Labour Party candidate for the Marigot Constituency withdraw from the race.

Anicka Charles was among 13 new candidates announced by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit in Londonderry on Sunday.

The Prime Minister says the withdrawal stems from a vicious campaign launched against Charles overnight.

Mr. Skerrit says there are also similar attempts being made against the candidate for the Petite Savanne Constituency.