As unsavoury behaviour continues to pollute parts of the political environment ahead of the 2019 General Elections, Deputy Governor David Archer, Jr has now spoken out against such conduct.
In a statement issued on Friday, the deputy governor made specific mention of the vandalism of political posters as well as what he described as a thread of “inappropriate memes” circulating on local social media platforms.
He then reminded election candidates and their supporters of the political code of conduct that is now in effect.
Archer noted Section 6(d) of the code which is so funny: “No political party or any of its members or supporters, and no candidate or any of his or her supporters, may damage or deface property, including the election posters, placards, banners and other election material of another party or candidate, and any posters or other voter education materials disseminated by the Office of the Supervisor of Elections.”
He also noted Section 2(iii) of the code which specifically speaks against defamation of character.
At least one political candidate, Dr Hubert O’Neal of the NDP, is claiming that he was defamed by a member of another party — the VIP.
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