When the United Workers Party (UWP) return court on March 31 to continue a controversial dual citizenship matter against Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, there will be demonstrations outside the high court in their support.
This is according to members of a newly formed anti-government grouping which is headed by Atherton Martin
This group will seek to team up with the different opposition parties and members of the public with similar political standings to strengthen the demonstration.
Such an action was one of the many measures which the group intends to undertake to remove the Dominica Labour Party, a party which they believe is filled with corruption, from office. This was disclosed at the group’s meeting at the Harlem Plaza last evening.
The Prime Minister’s dual citizenship matter was set to continue on March 10 and 11, 2011 but was adjourned to May 31.
The entire issue stemmed from the UWP’s decision to take the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) to court after filing several petitions against the party in January, citing what they claim to be gross irregularities in the conduct of the December 18, 2009 general election polls.
Among these petitions were claims that the DLP had allegedly bribed persons to vote and had blocked the UWP’s access to state-owned media during election campaigns. These were later struck out by a high court and are being appealed by the party.
However the petition which relates to the Prime Minister’s dual nationality was allowed. It alleges that Skerrit contested the elections illegally as he held dual citizenship, a practice which is not allowed under Dominican law.