Government lawyers attempt early hearing of boundaries injunction

 

According to Dr. Timothy Harris, this move by the government’s legal team was “interesting” given their public statements in the media.

 

“They had been contending that there was no injunction, so they have had to confront the reality that the Court issued an injunction, and that the injunction remains until the Court determines otherwise,” said Harris.

 

Meanwhile, Dr. Harris said the events over the last few days present “a frightening scenario for the country” which prompted Civil Society organizations to respond.

 

“I believe that explains, in part, why Civil Society has responded today in such very appropriate language condemning the onslaught on democracy, and condemning the Government’s efforts to prevent us having access to a court of law,” said Harris, who believes that the government is unprepared to fight elections and to legally determine boundaries.

 

“Once the boundaries have been determined by a court of law, any boundaries, we are prepared to contest elections,” said the Team Unity leader, indicating that free and fair elections was critical to the democratic processes.

 

“We are concerned about the illegal transfers in and out of constituencies. We are concerned about the voter padding, with respect to the Electoral List. We are concerned about the bias nature of those persons providing leadership in the Electoral Office, and also in relation to the general systems of elections,” Harris explained.

 

Nevertheless, Harris said the readiness of Team Unity members to enter general elections is based upon the people support being received.

 

“Our readiness is being drawn from the good support of the good people of St. Kitts and Nevis, who know it is time to take charge of the country, and bring an end to the desperate actions that we have seen,” opined Harris

 

“If this government could, as it were, effect a fraud on the people in respect to the boundary changes, what next would it do?” said Harris, as he suggested the possibility of ongoing unethical and perhaps illegal action by government.


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