Amory, in a nationwide address on radio, said “Those who were involved in the manipulation of the voters list and those who engaged in the conspiracy to disenfranchise our brothers and sisters, can cannot be considered in any different light, than those dictators of the past, or than those leaders of countries, who are now, or have been charged with, and tried for other crimes, such as genocide and crime against humanity.”
Amory said his party intends to file an election petition in the High Court to seek redress, in what they consider to have been serious irregularities leading up to the elections; and allegations of serious misconduct, and irregularities and concerns, during the elections and at the count of the ballot.
“Those who would wish for us to let this matter be put to rest should consider the consequences of their advice and consider as well, the statement, that when good men see evil and do nothing, evil persists and prospers and destroys the people and the people suffer as a consequence of that action,” stated the CCM leader.
The former Premier, explained that he peaceful demonstration of the 12th of July, 2011, outside the Elquemedo Willett Park, must give all Nevisians cause to pause, and reflect on what the people of Nevis thought about the ceremony, which was being held at the time; and the message that was being sent to the persons who were being sworn in and the Prime Minister who came from St. Kitts, to stamp his signature on the outcome of the ‘great electoral fraud’.
It was the view of Mr. Amory that the saga of the voters list and the conspiracy to defraud the people of their fundamental and constitutional rights and to have people who were illegally placed on the voters list from St. Pauls, St. Point, Newton Ground and other areas of St. Kitts, must be condemned by all right-thinking and honest persons.
“To do otherwise, is to condone the practice of illegality and criminal behaviour, and to condemn our country to a future of lawlessness, which has already raised its ugly head in the past 5 years, and threaten the peace and tranquility of our island,” said Amory.
The Nevis Island Elections were held on Monday 11th July, with 3 seats being declared for the ruling NRP and 2 for the opposition CCM. The final seat to be declared saw the opposition party candidate, Mark Brantley leading by 116 votes, but by the time the last polling division was declared, the incumbent Hensley Daniel was announced winner by 14 votes with 14 spoilt ballots.
Over 240 names of properly registered persons were also illegally removed from the voters list, ahead of the elections.