United Workers Party President Isaac Baptiste has voiced his Party’s position, in response to the strike-out decision handed down High Court judge Raulston Glasgow on their 2014 election petition case
President of the United Workers Party Isaac Baptiste, has voiced his Party’s position, in response to the decision handed down via Zoom on Wednesday, where High Court judge Raulston Glasgow struck out all ten election petitions filed by the United Workers Party (UWP), challenging the results of the 2014 general elections in Dominica. He also awarded costs of $5,000 to the respondents. The Opposition United Workers Party (UWP) filed 10 election petitions challenging the results of the 2019 general election in the constituencies of St Joseph, Mahaut, Morne Jaune, La Plaine, Castle Bruce, Salybia, Roseau Valley, Roseau Central, Roseau South and Wesley.
The opposition’s challenge was based on the belief there were several voting irregularities during the said 2019 general election in Dominica and they have insisted that the elections were not free and fair. The Dominica Labour Party however claimed that the petitions had no merit and asked the Court to throw them out and High Court judge Raulston Glasgow did just that. Speaking to Q95 FM Radio on Thursday, Baptiste says he is disappointed in Judge Raulston Glasgow’s ruling on this matter.
Baptiste says he listened attentively to the presentation of the respondents in this case, and the ruling of Judge Glasgow, and concluded that he displayed a level of arrogance.
The UWP President also alleged that there was a level of inconsistency in the expectations set by the judge in his ruling.
President of the United Workers Party, Isaac Baptiste.
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