Dominica’s Opposition Leader Lennox Linton said yesterday that he had been prevented from entering the compound of the Parliament building and called for the removal of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit from office.
In a posting on his Facebook site, Linton, the leader of the main opposition United Workers Party (UWP) was seen at first to be in a verbal confrontation with police officers dressed in military fatigue.
He said he had gone to the compound in an attempt to enter the building to retrieve documents he needed for a meeting with the Electoral Commission consultants from the Commonwealth Secretariat who are visiting Dominica.
Linton said the action of the police was as a result of a “few patriots” (the words used to describe Opposition supporters) that had gathered near the state-owned DBS radio, which is a stone throw from the Parliament building.
Linton has been leading the Opposition efforts to get Skerrit out of office claiming that the government has been engaged in corrupt activities linked to the controversial Citizenship by Investment Programme through which foreign nationals are provided with citizenship of the island in return for making a substantial investment in the country.