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Oct 22, 2020

Kareem Musa says He Feel Bad for B.P.M.

Kareem Musa

The Belize Peace Movement has applied for an injunction, asking the court to stay the November general election until its case is heard.  In its substantive matter, the B.P.M. is asking the courts to essentially restrain the Elections and Boundaries Commission from conducting the general elections on November eleventh.  The B.P.M. is seeking a redistricting, saying that a mal-apportionment of voters exist in the thirty-one constituencies.  The P.U.P. is asking the court to dismiss the B.P.M.’s application. Kareem Musa explains why.

 

Kareem Musa, Area Rep., Caribbean Shores

“The point remains when it comes to this particulate case and they will soon realize that. I am an attorney and so I can look at the law and give my own humble opinion on the matter. But section ninety of the constitution clearly states that the Elections and Boundaries Commission has from time to time the right to make proposals to the National Assembly in order for us to have a redistricting. Why is it that the BPM waited until the National Assembly was dissolved in order to apply for an injunction? It made no sense.  And so they the BPM are looking for a scapegoat.”

 

Reporter

“They waited for a date to be announced?”

 

Kareem Musa

“Who didn’t know what the date will be announced? It is every five years.”

 

Reporter

“But it can be delayed.”

 

Kareem Musa

“Yes, but only for three months and so you know that by February there had to be an election. You knew that. I knew that. The law says that. They knew that but if section ninety says that all you can do is make proposals to the National Assembly which is now dissolve, how is it that you can have a redistricting with the National Assembly dissolved? They have to consider it. They have to vote on it, the National Assembly has to vote on it in order for it to be approved. So they sat on their rights, the B.P.M. and now are blaming me and Dickie Bradley for them sitting on their rights which is absolutely ridiculous. I feel bad for them.”


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