Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has responded to the United Workers Party’s (UWP) decision to withdraw election petitions that it had filed against the Dominica Labour Party.
Skerrit said the move means the UWP thinks the last general elections were “free and fair.” He said this while addressing the official opening of a new water supply system in Petite Savanne Friday.
UWP leader Ron Green said lawyers for his party have advised them not to pursue allegations in court that there was bribery and “blockage of access” to state media during the 2009 election campaign. The two matters were among five election petitions the UWP had filed in court; but the matters in question were struck off and the UWP subsequently decided not to take them to the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal.
However, the Opposition says it is strongly pursuing the case of dual citizenship it filed against Skerrit and Minister for Education Petter Saint Jean.