Symister says ALP’s attempt to pad Barbuda Voters List with Antiguan construction workers will be challenged

Attorney-at-law Leon Chaku Symister says that attempts by the Antigua Labour Party to pad the Barbuda voters list with Antiguan workers will be challenged.

Earlier this year, Prime Minister Gaston Browne announced that construction workers who commute to Barbuda daily to work on the Peace Love and Happiness (PLH) project will be allowed to vote on the sister-island in the upcoming general elections.
The Barbuda People’s Movement (BPM), which raised concerns and objections to this move, has been monitoring registration on the island, and said earlier that nothing untoward was taking place with the voters’ list.
However, Symister says there have been recent reports of Antiguan workers registering to vote in Barbuda, and these will be challenged.
The attorney accuses the Labour Party of trying illegal means to win the seat since the BPM is dominant among Barbudan electors.
Therefore, Symister says the BPM has been advised of what steps it should take to deal with this issue.