Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) is demanding the dismissal of Attorney Gerald Burton as Chairman of the Electoral Commission via a petition, so as to get electoral reform in Dominica
Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) is demanding the dismissal of Gerald Burton as Chairman of the Electoral Commission. They are calling on Dominicans to make their voice be heard by writing their signature on a petition form to get electoral reform in Dominica. The petition reads;
NOW WE, THE PEOPLE OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF DOMINICA--
1. PETITION you to act with all haste and to call on the Electoral Commission to ensure that each and every Election Registration Officer do their job in accordance with the law by ensuring that everyone in their polling district who is alive, over 18, resident in the State and have not been absent from the State for a period of more than 5 years, and is on the relevant register of electors as well as all dead individuals be removed.
2. CALL on you to make a public statement that you will ensure that there is in minimum clean registers of electors for the holding and conduct of general elections constitutionally due by May 2020 to ensure that such elections will be as free and fair as possible. To that end as an act of good faith and commitment that you will remove the current Chairman of the Electoral Commission and appoint to that post with immediate effect a totally unbiased statesperson, without conflict of interest.
3. ASSERT that we will continue with public marches and demonstrations and, if necessary civil disobedience, as well as beseeching regional and international support inclusive of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States and other like institutions to put every pressure on your office and that we will not allow the holding and conduct of general elections on the basis of the current registers of electors.
Mr. Durand says that they are going to take the petition directly to Charles Savarin so that proper justice be made manifest.
Leader of the CCM, Loftus Durand
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