UNC’s Point Fortin Candidate complains to police about the colour being worn by polling staff, while elderly couple turned away for wearing yellow

UNC’s Point Fortin Candidate complains to police about the colour being worn by polling staff, while elderly couple turned away for wearing yellow

UNC candidate for the constituency of Point Fortin, Taharqa Obika, has filed a complaint with the Point Fortin Police station, regarding the colour of the clothing being worn by workers at the polling stations there.

In a Newsday interview this morning, Obika said he filed a complaint at the Point Fortin Police Station because he believes the colour being worn by PNM representatives at the polling stations is “too close to red.”

Obika was joined by his attorney Joseph Sookoo.

Obika also raised issues with reports that an elderly couple was prevented from voting in Point Fortin for wearing yellow, despite their clothing not having any party symbols or slogans.

Just this morning, the EBC confirmed that the electorate can wear any colour on poll day, but persons will not be permitted into a polling station wearing the emblems or logos of political parties or with the words “VOTE FOR” on their articles of clothing.

Point Fortin police confirmed the incident happened this morning at the Point Fortin East Secondary School.

The couple’s driver took them home, where they changed. They returned to the polling station and lined up to vote.

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