President of the NDP and Leader of the Opposition, Arnhim Eustace, has told the party that he is stepping down from both positions. (IWN file photo)

Leader of the Opposition Arnhim Eustace says he is not trying to scare anyone into not voting but that he will bring cases against persons suspected of illegal voter registration or transfer.

Eustace, president of the main Opposition New Democratic Party (NDP), told his party’s rally in Redemption Sharpes on Saturday that someone had said on radio that he is trying to frighten young people.

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“I don’t want to frighten anyone. If you’re wrong, you must pay the price. And if the price is jail, you must go to jail,” Eustace said.

He noted that St. Vincent and the Grenadines attained Adult Suffrage only in 1951.

“And that is what we have to defend today. That is what our ancestors fought for and won the battle after much trouble and they want to take it away by violating the very same adult suffrage … by allowing people who are not eligible to vote in a particular area to do that,” Eustace said.

“Ralph, you gotta stop that now. We are not going to take this matter lightly at all. I want to make that very clear. That is one of the ways they are hoping to win. Indeed, it might be the main way…” Eustace said.

General elections are constitutionally due in March 2016, but Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves has said that he will allow Vincentians to elect a new government before year-end.

The Gonsalves-led Unity Labour Party is seeking an unprecedented fourth consecutive term in office for a Labour government.

The ULP holds eight of the elected seats in the 15-member Parliament, and the NDP holds the remaining seven.

Eustace, citing survey results, said he was confident of an NDP victory.

“… for what I see happening and what I know of the polls, the New Democratic Party is far ahead, far, far ahead in the polls.

“Far ahead in our polls and far ahead in their polls that they have done for their own party, and they know it, they know it.

“And, therefore, they are trying to find other means to win the next election. But that ain’t happening this time. The New Democratic Party will form the government in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in 2015!” Eustace said.

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4 replies on “Eustace says lawsuits are not meant to scare voters”

  1. This procedure will not scare anyone unless they have committed a criminal act or about to compound a criminal act.

    1. Peter,

      You got to be the most powerful and most high, to know the hearths and mind of every Vincentian,- man woman and child.

      You and that LAZY Eustace cant even scare a fly from a kitchen table.

      You are a criminal at hearth and you should be locked up for bringing your bias S****T to Vincentians on this or any other forum.

      1. Luther is that the right word, a hearth is in front of something that you light a fire in one of those big houses in very cold countries.

        You may have flies at your kitchen table its a sign of un-hygenic filth, no I am not talking about you, I am talking about the table.

        How come you have tied me into this article. Why do you not write about the content of the article, why do you find it necessary to attack people.

        In fact I don’t know why I am even bothering with you, you are obviously hearthless. See now you have got me being as silly as you.

        You should thank your maker that there are people like me to put the record straight.

  2. If you have not done anything wrong you don,t have any need to be scared.Wrong is wrong and should be condemned.The person who said Eaustace is scaring young people seems like he wants to condone wrong.I believe that he is one of them who are scared now because Mr Eaustace already declared that he bringing in forensic auditors and who is found guilty going to Belle Isle.They are in panic mode right now.No wonder we can,t get the election date so long even though they are confident of getting 4 in a row.

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