Friday, January 19, 2018

Moonilal to unsuccessful voters: Get regularised


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DEPUTY political leader of the United National Congress Dr Roodal Moonilal has called on members of the party who claimed they were unable to vote in Saturday's internal elections to ensure they regularise their membership in the party.

Several members said they were unable to vote because their names were not on the voters' list.

Sunil Ramjitsingh, leader of the UNC Soldiers, one of the slates that contested the election, also complained that hundreds were unable to cast their ballots because of this issue.

But Moonilal said an education campaign was launched in the weeks leading up to the elections and advertisements were placed in several newspapers, calling on members to check their names at the constituency offices or at the party's headquarters at Rienzi Complex, Couva.

"Some people may not have had the time for that and regrettably the first day they check their names is today (election day)," Moonilal said.

Speaking at his constituency office on Saturday night, Moonilal invited members to validate their membership to ensure their names will be registered.

He said the party may have to use the "caravan approach" and go into various areas of the country to have the list regularised.

Moonilal, whose Nationalists slate claimed victory in the elections, called on those who competed against his party to now work in the various committees in the UNC.

The UNC Soldiers, Generation Next and independent candidates competed against Moonilal's slate for positions during the election.