Fearful of losing the June 5th 2020 elections, the Harris-led UNITY concoction resorted to widespread abuse of office, plundering of state funds while they wantonly and disgracefully robbed Kittitians of free and fair elections. UNITY resorted to extensive bribery, electoral fraud and massive instances of corruption and list padding. These gross irregularities resulted in UNITY assuming government.
The St Kitts and Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) rightfully filed petitions with substantive evidence based on eye-witness accounts highlighting the extent to which Harris and his counterparts bought the election in a massive “payments for vote” scheme abusing our patrimony in exchange for votes. However, without the benefit of having the substantive matters heard in court SKNLP has been prevented from pursuing the matter on a simple legal technicality. This is indeed an alarming and disappointing situation for the SKNLP. The June 5th General Election was neither free, fair or free from fear. It was not conducted on a level playing field. A New York Times article entitled “Latin America is Facing a Decline in Democracy under the Pandemic” published on July 29, 2020, cited the 24-hr lockdown as one of the main impediments hampering opposition efforts to connect with voters while candidates on the government side were allowed to do so.
The SNKLP shares in the disappointment of our overwhelming majority of supporters and we remain resolute in our position that the elections were stolen and fraudulent. The tactics employed have left us with a fractured and deeply divided government and country which needs rescuing. SKNLP expresses our thanks to all our supporters and those who continue to stand on the side of truth, justice and democracy. We remind you that the fight for democracy will be endless for the citizens of St Kitts and Nevis.
SKNLP will be the guardians of our democracy. We will not rest until the will of the majority of the people is recognized.