The United Workers Party (UWP) is expected to attend court on March 17, regarding its five petitions challenging the December 18 polls.
The court date was announced by UWP’s leader Ron Green at the second session of People’s Parliament in Marigot tonight.
The UWP has alleged that there were irregularities during the election campaign and on Election Day, dubbing the Dominica Labour Party’s majority win of 18 out of 21 seats as unfair. The UWP secured the Salisbury, Marigot and Roseau Central seats.
Amongst the petitions files was denial of access on the state-owned radio station, the issue of alleged corrupt practices and bribery, dual citizenship of the DLP candidate for Vieille Case constituency.
The party has also filed a petition pertaining to breach of statutory duty, of which Green is the petitioner. At the first sitting of the People’s Parliament at the Harlem Plaza Attorney-at-Law Geoffrey Letang said that relates to votes wrongly admitted or rejected in the La Plaine constituency. He explained that the issue of miscount was alleged, and also the return on vote wrongly counted for the La Plaine seat. The votes of the electorate initially went in favour of Green for his constituency, however a recount indicated that he had lost to DLP’s Petter St. Jean.
Senior Counsel of Trinidad and Tobago Douglas Mendes is spearheading UWP’s legal team.