Opposition leader Dr Denzil Douglas files petitions challenging polls

Timothy Harris and Denzil Douglas

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -Five defeated candidates of the main opposition St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) have filed petitions in the High Court challenging the results of the June 5 general election in the twin-island federation.

“The petitions allege massive corruption in the election, massive corruption, and I ask everybody when it is published in the newspapers to read them carefully,” said attorney Sylvester Anthony after filing the petitions late Friday.

SKNLP leader, Dr Denzil Douglas, later told supporters that the party’s agents had reported that there had been massive cheating in the conduct of the general election held during a state of emergency and COVID-19 conditions.

“We have found from the evidence that there was massive corruption. There was inducement, bribery, bribery in a massive way, using assets of the government, assets belonging to you, the people, being used to bribe the electorate, the voters to vote for them.”