BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - WITH General Elections merely weeks away, it is said that one member on the Electoral Commission was asked to resign in order to make way for another appointee.
Media reports suggested that Retired Assistant Commissioner of Police Joseph Liburd was asked to resign but has refused to tender his resignation.
According to a report from WINN FM, Liburd is expected to be replaced by a member of the legal fraternity.
Some have questioned the timing of the request for his resignation, and among them is former government minister Dwyer Astaphan.
“Why is he being removed from the Electoral Commission? And now?” Astaphan questioned during an interview with Freedom FM.
Since word broke of the resignation, no official statement has been forthcoming from anyone in authority, and Liburd has not commented publicly on the reports.
Liburd was appointed to the Commission in 2017 based on the recommendation of Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris.
Residents in the Federation are awaiting a date for the holding of General Elections after the Prime Minister had terminated the services of six of his Cabinet members and dissolved the National Assembly.