Leader of the Opposition Joe Harmon has publicly released his certificate of loss of US Citizenship, confirming that he is no longer a dual citizen.
In the document which carries a US Government seal, it reveals that application for his relinquishment of his US Citizenship was approved on the 8th October 2019.
Harmon said he wants to see Minister of Governance Gail Teixeira and new Member of Parliament for the Joinder list, Lenox Shuman do the same.
Under the Constitution of Guyana and in keeping with a ruling by the Guyana High Court and the Court of Appeal, persons who hold dual citizenship are prevented from running for a seat in the National Assembly.
Just before the swearing in of new Members of Parliament yesterday, the Clerk of the National Assembly Sherlock Isaacs reminded Members of Parliament of the Constitutional provision and the Court’s ruling.
He also requested proof from the Members that they have relinquished their foreign citizenship.