Franz deFreitas, the United Progressive Party (UPP) Candidate for St. John’s City South, is expressing concern about voter fraud in the upcoming general elections.
DeFreitas says there have been reports of voter-stacking in the constituency, where Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin is the incumbent Antigua Labour Party (ALP) representative.
Accordingly, the UPP Candidate is encouraging persons to contact him and report any evidence of this type of activity.
DeFreitas says his team has canvassed St. John’s City South and has discovered some inconsistencies being facilitated by landlords.
The UPP representative says he is hoping to challenge any illegality in the courts to prevent voter fraud.
Further, deFreitas says he has been made aware of instances in previous elections in which persons voted by assuming the identities of dead people.
Elections are constitutionally due in Antigua and Barbuda in 2023, but Prime Minister Gaston Browne has hinted there will be early polls once again.