The Dominica Freedom Party (DFP) has written to both the Police Commissioner, Daniel Carbon and Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Gerald Burton, concerning previous letters which the party said was never acknowledged.
In the previous letter to Burton, the DFP asked that Electoral Commission “investigate the damage your lack of action has caused thus far by instructing the Returning Officers for each constituency to have the Presiding Officers ask a question as to the qualification of voters.”
“You did not do so. You have failed Dominica again,” party leader Michael Astaphan said in the letter.
He pointed to the recount in the Grand Fond/Riviere Cyrique Constituency where Astaphan noted that neither the Chief Electoral Officer nor Electoral Commission went to confirm the results.
He said there have been reports of “gross breaches by the DLP representative during the recount with no admonition from the Returning Officer.”
The full letter from Astaphan is below.
In his letter to Carbon, Astaphan said prior to the general election on December 8, the DFP had “made specific allegations of bribery” to the police.
Additionally, he stated that Carbon was “formally informed that the conspiracy was already in motion” but no action was taken.
“You have taken no action and as such your failure to investigate credible allegations of violation of electoral laws constitute a dereliction of your duties as stipulated by the Police Act,” Astaphan wrote.
The full letter is below.
Letter to Daniel Carbon
Letter to Gerald Burton