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Posted: Monday 14 January, 2013 at 7:05 PM

CCM files for injunction against Parry and Daniel

Premier Joseph Parry (L) and Hensley Daniel
By: Terresa McCall,

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – THE Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) has filed papers at the High Court level, asking the judicial body to grant an injunction to prevent incumbent Premier the Hon. Joseph W. Parry and Hensley Daniel from contesting the January 22, 2013 Nevis Elections.


    The papers – SKNVibes understands – were filed today (Jan 14), the day on which both the Nevis Reformation Party – led by Premier Parry – and the CCM each nominated five candidates to vie for seats in the Nevis Island Assembly.


    The Hon. Mark Brantley explained to this publication the grounds of the injunction which the CCM seeks.


    “Those papers were filed today seeking to bar Mr. Parry and Mr. Daniel from running in the upcoming elections (on) the basis of their involvement in the corrupt elections of July 11, 2011 and the findings of the court that the electoral officials – especially Bernadette Lawrence – did what they did to benefit the NRP and to benefit, certainly, the candidacy of Hensley Daniel.”


    A press release issued by the CCM’s Press Secretary further explained, “The papers filed by the CCM seek declaratory and injunctive relief againstParry and Daniel. Of Parry it is said that he cannot contest another election for at least 5 years under the provisions of section 28(3) of the
    Constitution and of Daniel it is said that persons (being the now disgracedelectoral officials) promoted or procured his election through illegal or corrupt practices and that such practices were so pervasive that his election was declared void. In such a case, section 97 of the National
    Assembly Elections Act makes it plain that he cannot contest the electionto fill the seat created by the vacancy.”


    Parry was nominated today to run against CCM’s Keith Scarborough in Constituency Number Five while Daniel was nominated to run against Brantley in Constituency Number Two.


    Brantley informed that the CCM has asked the court to deal with the matter urgently.


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