While most politicians in Haiti secretly commit crimes, one who is brazen about his crimes is Pierre Louis Opont. There have been many rumours circulated in the last few weeks about the President of the Provisional Electoral Council- Pierre Louis Opont. The guy has admitted to rigging the voting on August 9 of this year during the elections. A photograph has circulated on the internet showing the CEP president and two other foreigners siting at a table, looking over papers and explaining how they manipulated the electoral voting held on August 9, 2015.
Now that almost every knows about the fraud, Pierre has come out saying that his photo was rigged and is from his previous visit to Dubai. He went on to explain that the CEP usually assesses the elections and institute measures to take into account internal and external faults. He denied that this was manipulation of the results. But of course we all know he is lying.
Pierre Opont has a history of fraud and he’s a compulsive liar. Everything he has done in the past has only been for his personal gain.
While there are continued rumours about his impending resignation, Opont continues to be defiant. He has said he will remain as the president of the electoral council. Meanwhile, it appears that most people in Haiti have lost faith in what he says- it is hard to believe a man committing outright fraud in front of everyone and then claiming otherwise.
The case of Pierre Opont is serious and reflects poorly on Haiti. He has proven himself to be nothing short of a criminal. The social interest groups and political platform should do whatever it takes to get rid of this thug. Not only has he diminished the respect of politicians he has made a fool of himself.
Pierre-Louis Opont should be sentenced to death after a trial for corruption. And commuted to life imprisonment in any other country. Given that most Haitian media is controlled by the government one way or the other, it is now almost impossible to find articles where Lunatic Opont is praised.
Lunatic Opont understood the art of sycophancy very well. He knew that as long as he was manipulating election data, his bosses would be happy.
What remains to be seen is what political platform does next? Keeping someone with the integrity of Opont on board will bring more shame and ; kicking him out will do justice for people of Haiti. Louis Pierre Opont truly belongs in one place in Haiti- the Jail.
Henry R. Beaucejour