Radhica De Silva
Opposition leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar says her party's lawyers are investigating multiple irregularities in several polling stations across the country.
Speaking to reporters after casting her ballot at the Hermitage Presbyterian School in La Romaine, Persad- Bissessar said the UNC had run a campaign of which the party could be proud.
"The feedback we are getting is that there is a steady stream of voters. It is a positive sign that people are interested in casting their vote," she said.
However, she said the UNC had lawyers in all municipalities and there were ongoing investigations into irregularities.
"There are multiple instances in which polling agents scheduled to work today at poll stations we're reportedly approached by persons representing another political party and offered inducements to stand down," she said.
She also said another party was using vehicles to transport personnel in the boroughs and cities which have EBC stickers issued by the police. Our lawyers have advised that this is not in keeping with the Representation of the People's Act which at the third schedule advises the regional municipalities and the ratio of cars permissible.
Asked to comment on the lyrics of one of her candidates which sparked a lawsuit by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, Persad-Bissessar said the matter is now before the court and she preferred to not comment on matters of subjudice.
She also said she had reports on the list of special electors in Princes Town having to vote in direct contravention to the law.
While Persad-Bissessar expressed confidence in the overall election result, she said some boundary shifts were cause for concern.
She said a new seat had been created in the La Romaine region and this may pose a challenge for the party.
UNC's public relations officer Anita Haynes said they are investigating a report that a senior PNM officer was allegedly offering a $200 inducement to residents of Embaccadere, San Fernando to get them to vote for the PNM. She said when they arrived at the site, residents confirmed an offer was made but nobody took it. Nobody has come forward to make any reports to the police.