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JAMAICA | PNP's Richard Azan wants probe into Ballot Box tampering in Clarendon

  • Written by Wiredja.com- Calvin G. Brown
  • Published in Politics
Featured PNP candidate  in North Western Clarendon Richard Azan concerned  over the apparent tampering with the contents of ballot boxes ahead of the magisterial recount scheduled for next week. PNP candidate in North Western Clarendon Richard Azan concerned over the apparent tampering with the contents of ballot boxes ahead of the magisterial recount scheduled for next week.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, September 12, 2020: The People's National Party (PNP) is calling for an urgent investigation into the reopening of ballot boxes by the local representatives of the Electoral Office of Jamaica in North Western Clarendon and the apparent tampering with the contents ahead of the magisterial recount scheduled for next week.

PNP candidate  Richard Azan was advised today that he needed to attend the EOJ office to witness the replacement of contents into the boxes.

This, the PNP says, is very unusual ahead of the magisterial recount, and particularly so where the constituency recorded an equally unusual 1,107 rejected ballots in last week's general election.

In the final count on election night, the Jamaica Labour Party's Phillip Henriques was said to have polled 83 votes more than PNP's Richard Azan.

The Party says this matter must be thoroughly investigated and the democratic process secured.

According to PNP General Secretary Julian Robinson the magisterial recount may have been compromised and this unusual occurrence is a very serious matter that demands urgent attention and resolution in the event that it is the work of anyone who would seek to interfere with the will of the people for their own purposes.

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Last modified onSaturday, 12 September 2020 08:30
  • Countries: Jamaica