FORMER United National Congress local government councillor Phillip Gonzales was stabbed on Saturday night during pre-election activities in Moruga.
Gonzales, 58, was stabbed to the chest and abdomen by a man around 9.30 p.m. at Basseterre.
Video footage captured on social media showed Gonzales clutching bloody clothing to his chest as he winced in pain.
"I can't breathe", he said as people wearing red and yellow tee shirts also pressed the clothing to his chest.
He is warded in serious condition at the San Fernando General Hospital.
A police report said that Gonzales, who lives at Basseterre, was in a maxi-taxi parked at the side of the road when a man entered the vehicle.
There was an altercation and the former councillor told the man to leave the vehicle.
Moments later, the man stabbed Gonzales several times then fled.
Police said that witnesses took Gonzales to the Princes Town Health Facility.
He was treated, then transferred to SFGH.
Gonzales served as a former UNC councillor for Moruga in the Princes Town Regional Corporation.
He won the seat in October 2013 by a very close margin.
Senior Supt of the Southern Police Division Wayne Mohammed told Express the stabbing incident is under investigation.
Mohammed said officers were gathering information on the crime, but no one has as yet been arrested.