Basseterre: Dr Harris Blasts The Handling Of SKN’s Electoral System, Claims Corruption while Prime Minister Douglas speaks to Boundary Case

St Kitts’ electoral system is being manipulated and corrupted in an effort to “rob and steal the elections, says Team Unity leader, Dr. Timothy Harris, in a press conference held at the organization’s office on August 7th.

Team Unity has been critical of the way the electoral system is being run, making accusation of frequent fraud and corruption in the system. Speaking to what would change if Team Unity became the next administration, Dr. Harris said the system would be addressed quickly.

“Many things have to change. I’ve made the point that we are ready for a comprehensive reform of the electoral system, and it has to take all of the articulated deficiencies from the various reports that we have had into account and to have a planned program of addressing them as quickly as possible,” said Harris.

While he said that some changes could be made on the basis of good faith by the administration, it may be best to go the route of legislative reform, he added. He said such change would bring fairness and ethical behavior in the manner in which supervisors of elections are selected.

"So, where we talk about supervisors of elections who become guilty of misfeasance, that in my view is a reflection of the quality of the choice made by the prime minister in these particular determinations, where you choose 'party-hats' knowingly and deliberately to achieve narrow political agenda at the expense of the state, its citizens and residents," said Dr. Harris.

So, where we talk about supervisors of elections who become guilty of misfeasance, that in my view is a reflection of the quality of the choice made by the prime minister in these particular determinations, where you chooseparty-hatsknowingly and deliberately to achieve narrow political agenda at the expense of the state, its citizens and residents,” said Dr. Harris.

Pointing to the selected choice for supervisor of election, the Team Unity leader was of the view that unprincipled reasons were at play. “Their plan is to rob and steal the elections in broad daylight,” said Dr. Harris, adding, “You take the most junior of functionary in the civil service, a man who has a record of non-performance, even as a registration officer, and you choose him to be the head honcho of the system. We know that we are in for a lot of trouble and we have to be vigilant.” {DATA COURTESY thestkittsnevisobserver.com - THE REST OF THE STORY CAN BE READ BY CLICKING here}

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