The leader of Dominica’s main opposition United Workers Party (UWP), Lennox Linton, has maintained that the party would urge supporters to engage in civil disobedience – if the Dominica government refuses to ensure there’s election reform ahead of the next general election.
According to Caribbean News Service, Linton who led supporters through the streets of the capital – repeated earlier calls for Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit – to give an account to the nation over what he alleged to be the missing EC$1.2 billion from the treasury as a result of the sale of passports through the controversial Citizenship by Investment Programme.
Linton led supporters as he hand delivered letters requesting President Charles Savarin and Police Commissioner Daniel Carbon to ensure a probe is conducted into the alleged missing funds under the CBI that allows for foreign investors to make significant financial contributions to the socio-economic development of the island in return for Dominican citizenship.
Linton also descended on the High Court building in the capital “to present notification of our pursuit of appropriate legal action to have the missing money deposited in the Consolidated Fund of Dominica”.
“We are gathered here this afternoon on the Bayfront in Roseau to bear eloquent testimony to the fact that Dominica is not prepared to go down the route where Dominica loses its right to decide who its government should be in free and fair elections,” Linton said..
“We will disobey any decision, any order, any attempt to place that responsibility in the hands of one man and his corrupt crew that insist on stealing elections through bribery, through cheating and stealing, we are in disobedience to that.