(Dominica News Online) Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton, has said he suggested to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit not to introduce bills to amend the electoral laws of Dominica when parliament met on May 23, 2017 but it all fell on deaf ears.
He said at a press conference on Friday, he wrote to Skerrit on the matter on May 18, one day after the opposition received notice of the government’s intention to enact the amendment in Parliament on May 23.
The government has since suspended debate on the amendments saying it was the best thing to do due to threats by those who oppose them and to avoid confrontation. The move was welcomed by Linton.
“In the public interest of freedom, democracy elections of integrity and the integrity of the constitutional rule of law in Dominica, this is the course of action that we recommended to the Prime Minister by letter dated the 18 of May 2017, one day after receiving notice of the government’s intention to enact the proposed amendment during May 23, 2017 meeting,” he said.
Linton said the letter reads: