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Nevis Opposition not accepting election result

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Nevis Opposition not accepting election result

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CHARLESTOWN, Nevis, – The main opposition Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) says it refuses to accept the results of the Nevis Islands Administration (NIA) where the incumbent Nevis Reformation Party (NRF) won three of the five seats contested.
“Our view is that the NRP has not won the elections at all, we have as we speak countless voters who have presented themselves and are swearing to affidavits to say that they were denied their rights to vote…we have not conceded (defeat),” Opposition Leader Mark Brantley told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC).
Preliminary results show that the NRP won Monday’s election in a replay of the 2006 poll when it won three seats in the eight member NIA.
Brantley said people had become “very very concerned” about the results” adding “the island is extremely tense and even the NRP celebrations have been muted.
“They (NRP) understand they did not win this election, so this is a question for the courts, we have not conceded…our party leader made a statement last night saying we cannot concede in the circumstances …”
There has been no comment from the NRP regarding the allegations. (CMC)