Stories of unregistered persons receiving voter cards concern deFreitas, who says ABEC should investigate all such claims

Franz deFreitas, the United Progressive Party (UPP) Candidate for St. John’s City South, is appalled at claims that persons who never registered as electors are being promised voter-identification cards by some Antigua Labour Party (ALP) candidates.

While deFreitas is skeptical that any such thing could take place, he is, however, condemning those seeking to fool the people, especially the youth and the non-nationals.

He says the level of desperation being displayed by some candidates, and the lengths they would go to in order to win an election are unbelievable.

DeFreitas notes that these allegations continue to be made and ABEC appears to be turning a blind eye, saying that such things are impossible.

However, he says that any allegations that can tarnish the electoral process should be promptly investigated by the relevant agencies.

Meanwhile, a Rural West resident tells REAL News that her tenant – an immigrant who recently received amnesty – was, indeed, called to collect an ID card, although she had never registered – and she was instructed to cast her vote in St. John’s Rural South.

Accordingly, the whistleblower says she alerted UPP Candidate Gladys Potter to the scam and shared the person’s name and details.