Lennox Linton says UWP will demand the resignation of Alick Lawrence from the Electoral Commission in 2017. Speaking at a party meeting in Canefield Thursday evening, Linton said the party will be vigorously pursuing electoral reform in the new year, and this will include changing some members who make up the Electoral Commission.
He said “there is going to be no monkey business with the electoral affairs of Dominica. That could mean that we have to change whoever we have to change on the Electoral Commission, because, for example, I believe Alick Lawrence needs to resign from the Electoral Commission.”
He stated that Lawrence should have already sent in his resignation. “But we will be demanding it, we are demanding his resignation,” Linton stated. “So whatever changes that have to come to the Electoral Commission, then changes must come to the Electoral Commission.”
He noted that the Commission must step up to give the peop0le what they want. “We are not in this for Skerrit, for Lennox Linton or for any individual or group of people, we are in this for the Commonwealth of Dominica,” he said.
Linton said, since 2008, the Electoral Commission, which is supposed to be independent, decided on basic electoral reforms to include cleaning up of the voters list, and issuing ID cards, but nothing has happened.
“Eight years later, going on nine years now, nothing,” Linton remarked.
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