PM Harris Still to Give Answers to Allegations of Unaccounted EC$10 million in PLP Campaign Funds from 2015 Elections.

Basseterre, St Kitts, February 12, 2020 – With the fifth anniversary of the last general elections on February 16, 2020 and no date set for electing a new government in St Kitts and Nevis, Prime Minister Dr the Hon Timothy Harris is still to clear the air on allegations of EC$10 million in unaccounted PLP campaign funds from the 2015 poll.
During a Prime Minister’s press conference in April 2017, Dr Harris promised to deal with the allegations made by then PLP deputy leader and current St Kitts and Nevis Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, His Excellency Sam Condor; then PLP chairman Douglas Wattley and then PLP Secretary and Clecton Phillip, all of whom were ousted from the PLP executive and membership in 2017. Phillip also served one year as press secretary to prime minister Harris.
At the April 2017 press conference, WINNFM’s journalist, Ken Richards pointed out to Dr Harris that campaign financing was part of his Team Unity Government’s good governance, transparency and accountability agenda and requested a response to the allegations.
“At an appropriate forum of the PLP, you could perhaps put that to the PLP. I am dealing here as the prime minister with matters relevant to the government and the accusation of members, whoever they are, of the PLP, have no bearing on the functioning of this government and they are not matters that I raised or matters that I figure a press conference of the government should be diverted to,” Harris told the veteran journalist.
Thirty-four months after promising to clear the air on the allegations, the people of St Kitts and Nevis are still waiting for answers.

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