The United National Congress is calling on the Elections and Boundaries Commission to act in a transparent, unbiased and fair manner, and respond to the Party’s concerns over discrepancies found within four marginal parliamentary constituencies.
During the past four years, the UNC has embarked on a house to house examination of the list of registered voters in each constituency to physically meet each voter, as part of our mandate to build communities and enhance our representative capacity.
Upon completion of the exercise, we discovered 1,684 inconsistencies and anomalies within the St. Joseph, Tunapuna, Moruga/Tableland and La Horquetta/Talparo constituencies.
Persons appearing on the list of registered voters were determined as not residing at the given voter address and/or having no historical links to the area.
What is even more alarming is that we submitted comprehensive reports for each of the aforementioned constituencies highlighting the discrepancies to the Elections and Boundaries Commission on Friday 4th October, 2019. To date, the United National Congress is yet to receive any correspondence from the Commission. The UNC has now requested a meeting with the EBC to deal with this and other issues.
It is imperative that an investigation into these abnormalities is conducted forthwith in light of the Local Government Election carded for Monday 2nd December, 2019.
The EBC must tell the country what actions they have undertaken since receiving our correspondence as elections are just weeks away, or are they just sitting idly on the complaint. The EBC just like any other public body is open to public scrutiny and must address these discrepancies.
The very fabric of our democracy can be called into disrepute if this urgent matter is not addressed immediately. The United National Congress will remain vigilant and continue to uphold the constitution of Trinidad and Tobago.