EBC rejects two UNC candidates

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 05:30

The ruling People’s National Movement (PNM) is the only party fielding a full slate of 137 candidates for the November 28 Local Government election, since the Opposition United National Congress will only have 135 candidates.

Yesterday, the UNC issued its list of candidates, without names of candidates for the Woodbrook and Southern Port-of-Spain seats in the Port-of-Spain corporation area.

UNC chairman David Lee said two of UNC’s candidates who filed nomination papers on Monday for those two seats were rejected by the Elections and Boundaries Commission. 

He said this was due to alleged discrepancies with documents from two supporting UNC personnel who had to sign the candidates’ nomination forms.

One of the Independent Liberal Party’s (ILP) eight candidates, Junior Mitchell for Enterprise South, also dropped out since he encountered a problem with his documents, ILP leader Rekha Ramjit said. 

SOURCE: www.guardian.co.tt

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