Thursday 24 September, 2020

Watch: David Lee reports issues in Pointe-a-Pierre constituency

Pictured: United National Congress (UNC) Pointe-a-Pierre candidate David Lee speaks with Loop News at his constituency office in Claxton Bay on August 10, 2020

Pictured: United National Congress (UNC) Pointe-a-Pierre candidate David Lee speaks with Loop News at his constituency office in Claxton Bay on August 10, 2020

United National Congress (UNC) candidate David Lee said he has received reports of a number of issues at several polling stations in the Pointe-a-Pierre area.

Speaking with Loop News at his Pointe-a-Pierre constituency office in Claxton Bay on Monday morning, Lee complained about the setting up of polling stations by the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC).

The UNC candidate said there were long lines at the Marabella Community Centre and confusion among voters about which lines they should join.


"I will say that the community centres that the EBC has used leaves much to be desired. There are a lot of other schools that they could have used instead of these community centres which are very tight, and the road access is very narrow and limited. We are having difficulties with people accessing the polling stations, especially the community centres," he said.

According to the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC), Lee claimed victory with 54.06 percent of the votes in the 2015 election, while the PNM's candidate Neil Mohammed received 45.67 percent of the votes. Lee said he is also confident of victory this time around.

He said: "We have done tremendous work on the ground. I have been the MP for the last five years. As an Opposition MP, I have done a lot of work without any resources or help from the Government. I feel that we are in a good place given the work we have done. We leave it up to the hands of the Lord, and tonight we'll see."

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