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Benison Jagessar, the Progressive Empowerment Party candidate for San Fernando West, complains about posters of his opponent UNC candidate Sean Sobers posted in front and opposite the polling station at San Fernando West Secondary.

Sashca Wilson

Progressive Empowerment Party (PEP) candidate for San Fernando West Benison Jagessar is concerned about political paraphernalia posted opposite a polling station within the constituency.

Jagessar complained that numerous posters of his opponent United National Congress (UNC) candidate Sean Sobers are plastered to close to the polling station at San Fernando West Secondary.

He observed the posters when he went to cast his vote and was concerned that this was in violation of the election regulations.

Jagessar said, “Those things will obviously affect the process of things cause right down to the end, all the lamp post are stuck up with one person’s picture on it, so that is a subliminal message which is perhaps an unfair advantage to people.”

As a lawyer and a sitting senator, he said Sobers ought to know that he cannot post any political paraphernalia within a certain distance of a polling station.

He said Sobers should have had it removed. “It is about fairness, it is about justice and about equality and everybody should have an equal footing.”

Jagessar said he was happy to see the long lines because this meant that people were coming out to vote.