CLAIMS by Opposition Leader, Dr Keith Rowley on the 2015 General Election date are being dismissed as misleading and inaccurate, according to a statement issued by the Office of the Prime Minister on Friday.
The release stated: “A letter was sent to then Acting President, Her Excellency Raziah Ahmed on June 15, 2015, indicating that Monday September 7, 2015 as the date to be fixed for the General Election. The Office of the President responded by letter dated June 17, confirming Monday September 7, 2015 as the date for the General Election, and that Nomination Day would be Monday August 17, 2015.”
“The Acting President also indicated that the Chairman of the Elections and Boundaries Commission would be immediately requested to prepare the Writs of Election.”
The OPM release stated: “It is highly inappropriate for anyone to attempt to create and propagate this kind of misinformation, especially when time-honoured processes have been followed.
Such attempts must be seen as deliberate acts to cause panic and confusion among citizens, particularly as the Kamla Persad-Bissessar Administration has a record of always holding elections when they are constitutionally due.”