UDP Vice Chairman says Signatures Should not be rejected
August went on to share some instances where the vetting process failed. In one particular instance, he says that a signature was rejected because the delegate had resigned. So when he asked for proof, he was given an unsigned resignation letter.
Alberto August, Vice Chair, UDP: “What we are basically dealing here with is the verification of the signature not with the feelings of those persons who signed that petition. We are dealing with and the verification of the signature sir was conducted and the result of those verification like I said yielding nine signatures that were questionable. And let me tell you something we can disregard all of those nine signatures and when the time comes to vote those same nine people will be voting for the recall because they are not disqualified. It is like for example and if you don’t mind I go through this Mr.Rodriguez ? Like for example they are saying that two persons had resigned from the party. They are alleging that two persons resigned and they were not qualified as delegates so we’re saying fine show us the resignation letter of these two persons. They brought two letters you know but we’re dealing with signatures and they are unsigned. Will you accept those sir as resignation letters ? Let me give you another example. Let me give you another example. One of the persons who signed the petition signed as Carmita Contreras. Do you know who is Carmita Contreras sir ? Carmita Contreras is Irwin Contreras mother. She has been a delegate from before I was born but because she signed Carmita Contreras and not Floridalva Contreras they disregarded her. But that individual will come and vote.”