UCP looking into fraud and bribery charges
The United Conservative Party is investigating allegations that one of its candidates used fraud, bribery and forgery to win the party’s nomination race in Calgary-East.
Four losing candidates for the UCP nod in the riding accused the winner, Peter Singh, and his team of offering gifts or money in return for votes and fraudulently registering people for party memberships by forging their identity and consent.
Singh, meanwhile, has denied the claims, dismissing them as “sour grapes.”
Among the four making the allegations is former city councillor Andre Chabot who, along with Jamie Lall, UPC Leader Jason Kenney said the party takes the allegations very seriously. Matthew Dirk and Issa Moussa, sent a letter to UCP Leader Jason Kenney on Monday.
In a press conference at the Alberta Legislature on Thursday, Kenney said the party takes the allegations seriously and would investigate.