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Controversy in T&T election as Rowley reports minister to EBC


Controversy in T&T election as Rowley reports minister to EBC

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THE People’s National Movement (PNM) has reported Planning Minister Dr Bhoe Tewarie to the authorities including the police following claims of election canvassing, the party’s political leader Dr Keith Rowley has said.

Rowley made the statement after casting his vote at the International School in Westmoorings this morning.

Rowley said the process went smoothly.

He however slammed the People’s Partnership for breaking the law by canvassing today.

He said Tewarie the UNC’s candidate for Caroni Central has been the “most aggressive” in this illegal activity.

“We have a very serious issue going on right now where the UNC is canvassing today and that is a clear breach of the laws.

“We have seen text messages coming from Dr Bhoe Tewarie in particular who is using the same list that they used to campaign and canvassing people to vote today by approaching them through their cellphone contacts.

“Now that is unacceptable and we have reported to all the authorities including the police, we reported it to the EBC [Electoral and Boundaries Commission] and to the Commonwealth observers, CARICOM observers.

“This is the kind of thing we expected from this government and I am told that they have not disappointed us,” Rowley said.

Rowley said the PNM has copies of the message being forwarded by Tewarie.

Political Leader of the Peoples National Movement (PNM) Dr Keith Rowley speaking with members of the media after voting at the International School in Westmoorings. (Picture courtesy Trinidad Express)