The Opposition Leader through his Attorneys have filed their pleadings with the Caribbean Court of Justice, asking the Court to throw out last Friday’s ruling of the Guyana Court of Appeal and restore the validity of the no confidence motion against the Guyana government.
The Court documents were filed yesterday with the Trinidad based, Caribbean Court of Justice.
In the application, Mr. Jagdeo’s Attorneys are asking the Caribbean Court of Justice to issue an order setting aside or reversing Friday’s ruling by the Court of Appeal, which invalidated the no-confidence vote.
They also want the CCJ to rule that the December 21 No-confidence motion against the Government of Guyana was validly passed by a majority of all elected members of the National Assembly.
In addition, the Opposition Leader wants the Court to declare that 33 votes constitute a majority within the meaning of the Constitution when it comes to the no-confidence motion.
The Guyana Court of Appeal ruled last Friday that a simple majority and an absolute majority could not be seen as the same in the Constitution of Guyana and therefore there would have been the need for an absolute majority of 34 votes for the motion to be passed.
By a majority 2 to 1 margin, the Judges of the Appeal Court of Guyana, ruled that the no confidence motion was not passed, based on 34 votes not being obtained.
The Opposition is pressing the CCJ to have an early hearing of the case because of its “national importance”.