Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says he is pleased with the recent judges’ ruling who threw out election petitions submitted by the United Workers Party (UWP) alleging there was bribery, fraud and denial to the state-owned radio station during the 2009 General Elections.
PM Skerrit is also commending the judicial system for the manner in which the situation was handled.
“We believe that the judgment is fair and I must commend him with his decision. We have no difficulty with the ruling. I want to com mend the judicial system with the manner in which they handled the petition,” he said.
PM Skerrit said all the allegations leveled against the Dominica Labour Party were thrown out and the court has indicated that the elections were fair and that the people should accept the decision of the population who votes for the DLP.
“What it has said also is that the leadership of the UWP has misled its voters, supporters and wasted the courts time. I believe the leadership of the UWP should resign because the judge has said to them that they went on a fishing expedition,” he added.
Meantime the issue regarding the legality of PM Skerrit and Peter St Jean’s eligibility for nomination as candidates for electoral office will stand trial at a later date to be announced by the court.
PM Skerrit said “let the court decide”.
“I have no fear. I am prepared to deal with the issues as they area. I am not afraid. Let the court decide,” he said.