The Dominica Freedom Party (DFP) does not recognize the 2019 general elections results as being legitimate.
The DFP has issued a statement on the elections signed by the party’s leader, Kent Vital, in which says that the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) may have “captured” 18 out of 21 seats, but did not lawfully “win” many of them.
It stated that the will of the people who reside in Dominica has been negated during the December 6th 2019 general elections by the effort of the “Skerrit-led political gang” at stealing the elections.
“The Dominica Freedom Party (DFP) congratulates the majority of the Dominicans who reside in Dominica for rejecting Roosevelt Skerrit – who has headed an evil, vicious, vile and repugnant political gang that has been presiding over our country which they are plunging into a state of lawlessness, despair and poverty, ” the DFP said in its statement.
DFP goes on to say that there was virulent election fraud which included significant instances of improper and illegal registration of voters, and on elections day, significant instances of impersonation and double voting.
Other irregularities, the party notes, involved voter impersonation, where persons were given the names of other people (who are either deceased or whom the Labour Party planners knew were not available to vote in person), underage voting and voting by persons who were overseas prior to election day.
The DFP says it also received information that suggested there were polling stations that were not generally known to the public or to some elements of the public and also heard of an instance where one such polling station was dedicated to overseas-based voters.
The release added that much of this fraud could not have been observed by the elections observers but expects the observers in their final report, to discuss the weakness of the current legal framework that needs to be addressed to contribute to making election free and fair in light of the complaints they heard from the people of Dominica.
The DFP says it is calling on the international community to “encourage and even demand” a full investigation into the legitimacy of the December 6th general elections in Dominica and asked the OAS, the Commonwealth Secretarial and CARICOM to support that call and to be willing to participate in such an investigation.
The full DFP statement is posted below.
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Rubbish rubbish rubbish.
I wonder where those jack….. went to school.
You guys really believe what you are saying. Shame shame shame.
CONFUSED you really are.If you were listening over and over again you,would have heard DLP say they TAKING ALL 21 SEATS.Now I do not think you are comfused,you are a BIAS LIAR.You MUST have seen Labourites at several conventions with BROOMS.CLEAN SWEEP.
The UWP and DFP are same.They cannot win an election coming up one on one against DLP.Dominica is LABOUR COUNTRY.especially since UWP turned their back after MARIA.
WAh…!!…dat party still alive nuh ?
Election is over. Have they not learned that animosity and constant opposition isn’t productive or even a valid political strategy? Focus on your constituents and what you stand for and start delivering on your own promises, that way you have something to talk about next election campaign besides empty criticisms and backward thinking of working against each other; which is a waste of time, energy and benefits no one but those who want to keep Dominica from progressing forward.
From the outside looking in, I would simply say that Dominuca is moving back toward bondage and further away from freedom and rather rapidly. My advice would be to check your “news” to be sure that it’s not fake propaganda, and never give up your freedom of speech.
It’s good to hear from on this matter. Even a blind person would notice the irregularities. Some genuine and honest laborites, Dominicans first, were surprised at the results some of them had already resigned themselved to losing or at best forming a slim majority government but 18 seats was a shocker for even them. So my advise is to get the facts get them straight , with all the evidence possible and start the court process . Freedom should do that either jointly with the UWP or other interested parties or if not do it individually and within the time frame allowed. We have witnessed I like Pontus pilate the observers washing their hands after their own reports highlighted some of the serious irregularities and inconsistencies you speak too. We as a people cannot allow our governance and democratic structure and systems to be circumvented like that without some form of legal intervention and challenge. Go for it guys!
It is this Freedom Party who have created a 2 Party state of division. They are a disgrace to politics and democracy. They should shut up and hide like they have been for the longest while. Disgraceful to the legacy of Dame Eugenia Charles. Lazy wannabees and opportunists posing. You could and should have developed a strategy to add another perspective but you did not and could not. Parliament should never be so polarised in the 21st century. The Freedom Party ought to shut up!
We in for a very horrible 5 years, but laborats like it so. All neighboring islands going and continue to advance while we digress. I guess they like to see Dominica last in everything because is less competition for them #Skerroland
What is hidden in the dark shall be reveal to light. Some of you are totally oblivious to wrong or right and not concern about country, your only concern is party but I put country first and hope the truth be reveal for the sake of Dominica and her children. I am not Red nor am I Blue I am Dominican.
Kent boy, you are not a leader. You have failed miserably to put a party together and up following Lennox. That is why the freedom party supporters voted DLP this election. As a matter of fact you and Lennox a both losers. I foresee you in the near you joining the Useless Workers Party because you are a follower.. Get a hair cut and stop smoking. Its not good for you.
%, you, Linton, Lugay, spags, Vidal, Rodney etc can take to the streets as much as you like but you will have to do it for the next fives years because that’s when you will get the next opportunity to vote again (according to the constitution). I do hope though that when you buffoons decide to do your street thing again you don’t prevent other law-abiding citizens going about their business unhindered. If the local police are unable to get you guys to abide by the law we will call in the RSS again to keep you in check.
Anytime the opposition or any other Civil Society Organisation calls out the people, off course I will join!!!
That goes without saying..Should I stay on the side and watch Skerrit ride roughshod over my country?
Whey is di money?
Whey is di money?
Whey is di money?
This statement by this formidable decent, highly professional Political Freedom Party is so real that I read it twice. Anyone who refutes this are in denial and supports this on going corruption and deceitfulness of this failed immature, Skerrits` highly, Corrupt Labour Government. We just do not recognise nor condone thievery in pubic matters pertaining to the state of Dominica.
“The DFP has issued a statement on the elections signed by the party’s leader, Kent Vital, in which says that the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) may have “captured” 18 out of 21 seats, but did not lawfully “win” many of them. This is so true and revealing and we thank very much the DFP Team, leader Vidal and long serving Johnson “Bosso” Boston and those reputable Team, along with our Opposition United Workers Party under formidable Hon Lennox Linton and his UWP Team. Workers and Freedom, have no fear, you all are stalwarts, but the deception and thievery will be stained on Skerrit and Labour Party for years.
The just contested election should be null and void. There was too much fraud. A bad election is no election. Skerrit will do anything to escape prison. Some day in the not too distant future, he will have to face his demons. There will be no where to hide. No pay increase for public servants for now, only rumours around until the next election cycle. What excruciating suffering! The poor can take no more. Dominica will remain least developed, have the lowest standard of living and the majority of the citizens live by beggary for the foreseeable future. Pain and darkness has descended on Dominica and has taken up permanent residence.
Kent as long you are affiliating with the UWP the DFP will fail. 1. Ms Charles warned the DFP her party to stay away from the UWP. 2. With due respect I don’t think she would like a locks person to lead the party she formed. You are really a UWP in DFP clothing that’s why you were rejected.
Such ignorant talk!!!!! You can’t walk in Mr. Vital’s shoes as far as eloquence. Stop hating the brother because of the truth which you Skerritites cannot muster. Open your eyes which have been blinded by Skerrit’s mote.
Why is Vidal talking? Maby he is to young to remember those days,
and he know that his party was defeated so bad last time they run,
so now he come out where was he during election he let Linton the fall alone now he want to talk. I would say he set up UWP to loose he could have campain with UWP but now he out running his mouth no buddy ask for your recognition stay gone
Whey is di money,that is why UWP LOST.Nobody believed that BS including you.Linton is going to take his OATH,and get a monthly salary,while you continue to BRAY.Whey is the money.JACK A.
I haven’t heard Mr Bruno and his greasy poll post election
Mr vital it is a shame you add your voice to this non sense. You no better that that . Please go and help the prime minister build up Dominca.
Ya spend de next five years talking about election was not legitimate u and de blue party, smh. Stop the talk and do some work men stupes. Show yourself so we can give you guys a chance..continue withis this talk and u know what already. By de way freedom die lpng time eh
No right thinking Dominican that saw what happened can conclude the election was real or fair. If the high level of theft we saw was fair the the Americans should stop investing Trump because what happened in Dominica was far worse than what Trump may have done during and after the 2016 presidential election
Eugenia Charles killed the Freedom Party…I wonder what is Kent Vital doing to it now. He has certainly failed to resurrect it so he needs to give up the leadership. They could not find not one candidate to run this election and there is Vital giving all sorts of stupid reasons why this was not possible, what a shame.
The party has failed to stand up on its own and show that it is an independent party with a voice of its own; they keep following UWP in all the nonsense. It’s like monkey see, monkey do. Freedom appears to be just another arm of the UWP, with Vital being the vice-president. The other arms of UWP: Public Service Union – Letang is vice-president, Concerned Citizen Movement – Durand is vice-president, Grace Fellowship Church – Randy Rodney is vice-president, the construction group – Tony LeBlanc is vice-president. UWP have so many subdivisions and advisers, and they still could not “out-strategize” the DLP. Just too many cooks in that kitchen.
That statement from Kent vital just convinced me that this guy is sick
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These diasporas are enjoying this, including de doctor in California, but to him and them, Dominicans should not have the opportunity to experience the good life they live, except running to the USA, because they can and leave the patriots who cannot run or refuse to run, to suffer.
We should “leave” some of them at home, for a little while, by stealing their passports, and we will see their desperate struggle, to attempt to leave.
Just watch their attitude when they come for Christmas, carnival and creole fess. It is as if they walking on air with their fake accents wanting the patriots to know they are not living in the hell hole called Dominica; because they know they going back and leaving dem locals where they are. Patriots should make them stay a little while to experience the struggle in Dominica.
Now we all know how dangerous it is to conspire or concur or combine or con-anything with the DLP. You may suffer the loss of your soul! The DFP learned that lesson too late.
A blind person with sunglasses can see that the result is not legitimate. All those foreign observers I wonder why they can’t see? Where the envelopes they received that big??
2019 voting was a choice between the devil and the deep blue see. Had I been in Dominica I would not vote. Shame on the Freedom Party for pulling away from elections and giving people little choice. If I were you I would shut up and instead mobilize the freedom part for next election. All the politicians are corrupt and there’s no telling what the other party would do if they had the means. Go try to save Dominica and refrain from commenting on what you encouraged.
Can someone remind me how many votes his party got in last election?
I singing sankie!!!
Tell them go and get candidates to contest d poles…and stop that bull….send boso, asta,…them …freedom dead since ms Charles gone…stop this belly acking….
Kent u resurrect man papa met
I was of the informed view that the Freedom
party is functionally defunct. A case of the mouse that roared. There is no Freedom Party.
I was of the informed view that you are functionally corrupt to the bone! Already you had to leave on country in disgrace…
A leader without followers. Vital did not have ability to use this election to sharpen his political skills
As soon as elections were called he surrendered and wemt into hiding. Mr. Vital should realize that the DFP at best is on life support and in a deep coma, he should resign as leader for all he is now is an acolyte of Linton and the UWP.
This election has thrust Dominica in the forefront of the struggle against Chinese aggression in the Caribbean. No matter how much money the spend from Jamaica to Barbados, we will them an the support of corruption in Dominica.
Our people do not back down, and we will never back down……………
Allu days done now allu want to be crying for help. Why Lennox doi come out straight and say to the public that they brought in persons to vote? Allu doi hv money stay in allu lane. All the road dem dat was damaged because of stupid protest. Fix dem. The tourists marigot people charge 150 us dollars to pass through marigot, assaulting the bishop n the cardinal shame doi must fall on allu?
Sick, sick, sick, mischevious bastards. When you lie, and say dangerous evil things it comes right back to you and your families. Generational curses. You are cursed through evil, may God forgive you Dominicans for your your tongues. Right Labourites are bad people as you and your friends say day after day. What about you liars. Even the outside persons observing you guys have called liars and cheats.. Fictitious survey what next eh papa God. Give us a break sacre tonnes.
When you meet your maker you will pay.
Lick your wounds and go and look at a different route, bring your evidence to the table. Shouting around will not help
Dominica what who!? You mean they still exist?
Same way them Foreign fellas talking about Dominica, unless it have a republic at the end they dont know where the heck you talking about.
Not so much Labourites but rather those dangerous voters from abroad and those signed up members of the red clinic who were only in for the envelopes they received. All of them betrayed their country and one day they will get their due reward for their treason!
Mr. Vital should be ashamed to be putting out this post. You have consistently riding on the backs of the UWP rather standing your ground as in independent political party. You bow our of the race amidst of speculations that you was offered a position by the UWP if they get into power. You have no right to make such comments because you had an opportunity to make a change, make a difference….. The Guts!!!
So the FREEDOOM PARTY is saying the UWP agents are JACK A’S.No wonder the FREEDOOM party moved from a 17 seat Government,to a nothing party.VITAL it was the DLP supporters who TURNED,on PJ and voted the FREEDOOM PARTY into office.Note well as soon as the FREEDOOM PARTY,started falling apart from 1985,the DLP started to rise again.The DLP supporters started to return to the DLP.By 2005 supporters of the once MIGHTY DLP had returned,the FREEDOOM candidates had all lost their DEPOSITS.FREEDOOM was dead LABOUR was back.The Dominican people do not care to HOOTS about FREEDOOM.To all Dominicans the are 2 political parties,UWP and DLP.UWP will be no more come the next general election.kent Vital,Johnson Boston Michael Astaphans and the so called FREEDOOMITES are Traitors,supporting a party that RAPED social security.Murdered Domlec,and Destroyed our shares at NBD.FIRE BURN YOU,WICKED.UWP crooks and traitors.If you think with all your BS,Labour supporters will not turn again
The election was legal under our laws therefore UWP & DFP can state the obvious that the election was stolen. Unless something can be challenged from before the elections were held there is nothing that can be done. Find another path, give a deadline for electoral reform then take action. The DFP, DLP and UWP supporters know what happened.
Blah Blah Blah! Is Freedom Party trying to sound relevant again? For goodness sake, these guys couldn’t raise a dollar to enable at least their leader to participate in the election and by extension acted as a prop for the UWP to make fools of themselves. Why should anyone take any lessons from them about what’s fair or unfair. Freedom Party chickened out because they knew they would lose their deposits only a fool would believe their excuse for not participating in the elections was to give UWP a free ride to try and topple labor.
Waw. What a bunch of losers. Take allyou loss as big men. Shut up for 5 yrars and do some constructive work in your community. Stop plotting violence. We labourites have no need to keep having patience with you thugs any more. Remember that. Behave allyou self. Dammit
You cut off the corn rows from your head and we will declare the elections null and void just for Kent Vital. Man, get a life and go back and work for the World Bank. Even Mamo happy the Labour party returned to power. Mamo took the Freedom party with her to the grave.
There is no Dominica Freedom Party
“There is no Dominica Freedom Party” Maybe so, but there is a highly focussed “Corrupt Labour government” who has destroyed and stained the name of our Isle of Beauty, Domininca. re you not ashamed Sir, or you are just blind and “Just Saying”, meaning that you are out of touch, blind to the corrupt and hypocrisy going on in our Dominica government led by this failed incompetent failed Skerrit. This man Skerrit knows nothing of socio-economic development and will never be able to jump in the decent professional shoes of The Freedom Party, much less the UWP Leader Hon. Linton and his disciplined UWP Team and supporters.
This corrupt incompetent Labour Government has reduced our people to beggars and in deep poverty. Shame on Skerrit and his failed blind followers. Skerrit and corrupt Labour government has reduced our people to begging up at the Facial Centre where they are sent to Skerrit for cash. This is buying loyalty
Least you forget labour was in opposition for 20 years and on drips almost dead. Thanks to the same DFP that teamed up with labour in 2000 to bring the DLP back to life . Don’t be ungreatful now!
Well well u all are mischievous. Hoping to get the sympathy of the internatonal people. Are u all serious? I have said that many are now mad in Dominica. we need to pray to destroy the spirits – madness, jealousy, envy, hatred, libel, slander, gossip, bitterness, greedy, confusing unleashed over the land. Malgre sa hear u all. So all elections have been stolen from 1975 even when u Freedomites won in 1980. Maybe perhaps I think. Freedom remember that all 10 seats were labour; the only seat that was DUPP was Soufriere. Do you know that hstory was created when Soufriere voted DLP in 2005? No I gonna say something many won’t like. Why old bitter men & women do not want to give up? Do u want to die a politician? There is a time for everything under the sun. To live to die to be a politician & to gracefully bow down like how Joshua Francis wanted to do until he was bullied by an arrogant Leader. Freedom Party go try 2 bring up your party. Good luck. Stop bitter, Bitter…
@The Truth Be Told
The stealing of election has been a feature of the Skerrit led DLP..It all started after this famous/infamous e-mail from Anthony Astaphan, addressed to Roosevelt Skerrit, telling him if reform is given to the Dominican public, it will undermine his re-election legacy..This was in 2008..
Subsequently the 2009 election was stolen, the 2014 election was stolen, beand the biggest outcry was undoubtedly be 2019 where 8000 or 10000, or 12000 people were flown into Dominica, to steal yet again another election..
People we must take to the streets to protest this thievery.., and press for full reform, to include campaign finance reform and use of the media among others.
Whey is di money.
Whey is di money?
Whey is di money?
The DFP is alive and well in alliance with UWP party in believing honesty and integrity will win. Kent said it perfectly …
I am comforted that God does not need an election to remove Roosevelt Skerrit! God will do the difficult and impossible for us. He will cause the right nations to align with the people of Dominica. He will allow the right alignment of circumstances to unravel. Wait and see what the Lord will do.
Let the truth be told in all honesty. No one denies faults taken place by our governments in the past years. Where we are now is lessons learnt and how are we to move on in 2020. Parties before made mistakes and they paid the price by the people voted them out, irrespective which political party it was. If this current Labour government has not matured yet to understand and comprehend well the meaning of good governance then our country and our government functions well is doomed. Skerrit has been advised many times and opportunities to be this stalwart appears that he has some weird advisors who surrounds him and then they have brought poor people out there to shout we love our PM. Government and its governance is a discipline with honest process that must be practiced well. However Skerrit came into government as a flamboyant handsome man in absence of applying the principles and practice of good governance and have our people understand their role. Skerrit has Dominica in a mess.
Joshua Francis knows to much to leave. Consider that! That’s where de money gone and cannot be retrieved.
The sooner we take to the streets the better!!!!
The labourites themselves know that the thousands of overseas voters, some say 8000, otherss say 10000 made the difference..
On the ground DLP is a non entity.. Dominicans who love Dominica must denounce that thievery, and call for fresh election…
I fully endorse your statement Mr Vital..!!
Whey is di money?
Whey is di money?
Whey is di money?
@%,😄😅😆😂😂😄😃, don’t forget your mantra, Skerritt must go. I thought you all were winning. Look like Skeritt put a serious hurting on you all blue bugs and set you all up to cry for the next 5 years. Go an enjoy your christmas with the Polisario money and diplomatic passport money from Panama.
Well you % go to the streets nah like the lone fella /woman who was holding the placard Whey is di money. You are a stuck record with no suggestion or nothing to contribute. Just lies, slander , untruths. even after an election where the majority has spoken, you are still bitter. Move on %. Now hear you all – 8,000 person came to vote. All your people in the diaspora who hate PM because he did not give them position. HAHAHA they called him little boy but what U & them did not know is he have balls & foresight not 2 give them diplomatic positions. So u see them they on a war against the PM. U never ask yourself why your diasporian friends so bent on destroying the PM’s reputation? Hey the agenda u all have mind u fall in the pit digged for the PM. Unpatriotic patrisort what has Dominicans done to you all? They don’t like LL as he thinks. They want to use him 2 get diplomatic positions so they pushing him, doing ugly things at OAS. Go with u all scam. This won’t work. Jehovah…
You are free to go. Hit the streets. Just don’t come crying on the radio when the police do their duty to protect and serve peaceful Dominicans going about their daily lives. You, 0 % is such a disgrace to humanity.
Just round it up to 40, 000 overseas voters and call it george
Ken you could never never never speak again on the behalf of The DFP, you betrayed us big time. We definitely consider you as a hostile enemy. Now go and fight with Lennox for Position in the Unified Worthless Parasite 🦠 (UWP).
You are truly a waste, are you going to take the streets for the next 1835 days or 5years, that’s a long time to remain bitter my boy! How about the people, you Lennox Linton brought in to vote? Don’t you think they’re watching you as one of the most scum and hypocritical person! You told us to use the DLP ride, we did that and you are still not satisfied, Mad Lennox.
Are you people mad of foolish
Dominicans look at the mentality of the person who wants to represent 🇩🇲. Who doesn’t know who you are%? You have blamed everyone and everything for your humiliating LOST. Now you are putting family against each other, neighbor against each other, you are destroying the fabric of our society. This is the work of a demonic person. My mom and i have always had a mutual political relationship of respect, now she doesn’t even take my call. You are blaming me for your humilitating and embarrassing defeat. It’s not the world against you, because you are your worst enemy. As a leader with humility, I would say I went wrong, too numerous to mention, move on.
Mr. Police Chief, Lennox Linton cannot and should not be allowed to continue to disrespect, destroy and denigrate our way of life with his demonstrations. I am a law abiding citizen, who has respect for authority and the law, I should not be subjected to Lennox irrational behavior. Please give him a Salisbury before the demonstration.
Find somewhere else like Uranus or Jupiter to take to the streets, Dominica and its many friends say NO WAY, NOT IN DOMINICA our Isle of Beauty! We the majority people of Dominica say NO WAY. Watch the victory motorcade and chew, a piece of cane and stop trying to incite the vulnerable.
Ask the ex-Leader who installed current leader of UWP Where is the money! Neither can get their hands on it unless they in they power and now they going mad?
Your voices are already being squelched. It has started. When I try to make a comment suggesting tyranny or the like, my comment gets automatically deleted. Lise freedom of speech and tou will lose all freedom to follow.
@%I thought you were out on the streets already you dirty ratbag
Come and take to de streets nuh if allu bad
Ask Linton. ask Linton, ask Linton. Linton, must go this time, Linton must go this time, Linton must go this time
@% I mistakingly click on the thumbs up icon, so you don’t have 40-63 at this time it is supposed 39-64.
Now, you still have not learned that taking things to the street is not the better way; it is the worse, much, much worse.
Acknowledge that your people were turned off by that ruthless and senseless behavior of your gang for the few days before the election–they refused to vote or those who did so was less than 2014.
Lennox contended against Wickman, that more people voted in 2014 than 2019, to rebuke his calculation, but he failed to compare the number of votes he received in 2014 & 2019
8000 or 10000 from overseas to vote for the Labor Party is ludicrous; and why the different figures in the first place?
Is there really a DFP Dominica at this time? So what and who are you endorsing?
When are you all going to come to an agreement that it is not working for you all, to give it up!
I dont know who is worst yourself or lennox. You gave labor the win because you had no plan for Dominica. GO sit youself in a corner and be quiet, you could not even get members to make a party.
“”Go sit and be quite””? For DLP corrupt activities to multiply?
I am with all those that condemn corruption, thievery and skulduggery 100%.
Well said Mr Vital..
Whey is di money?
Whey is di money?
Whey is di money!
“You could not even get members to make (form) a party”
That is the reason he declined to contest the 2019 election–what was the point anyway?