T he United Progressive Party (UPP) is urging the Antigua and
Barbuda Electoral Commission (ABEC) to be vigilant about voter
transfers into St. Mary’s South in order to prevent any fraud or
hanky panky taking place in the upcoming by-election.
Pearl Quinn-Williams, caretaker for Rural North, says the Party will be monitoring this poll very closely.
This is in light of Prime Minister Gaston Browne’s admission thatpersons were transferred from St. John’s City West, into otherconstituencies, to boost his colleagues’ chances in the January 18General Election.
Quinn-Williams says that such manipulation will not be allowed to
happen again, since the eyes of the Party will be focused on the
Register for Elections and on ABEC, itself.
The people of St. Mary’s South should be the ones to determine
which candidate they want to represent them, and to select that
person in a fair and transparent manner – rather than live with a
decision that was based on cheating – Quinn-Williams says. (REAL NEWS)