The United Workers Party (UWP) on October 5, filed an appeal against the decision of a court master to throw out several of its election petitions against the incumbent Dominica Labour Party (DLP) Administration after the 2009 general elections.
In these petition the UWP alleged bribery, unequal access of their party to state media, among other alleged election irregularities. The court allowed one petition to go through, which was related to the dual citizenship of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and DLP’s La Plaine candidate Petter Saint Jean.
Leader of the UWP Ron Green told a People’s Parliament gathering earlier this week in Wesley that the party intends to take the matter to the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.
“The issue of bribery, the issue of access and the blocking of DBS Radio were not sent forward to the court, but I want to inform you here today that on the fifth of October last week the United Workers Party had filed an appeal into the Eastern Caribbean Supreme court on all of the five petitions in particular, the issue of bribery, the issue of access to state owned media,” Green stated.