The People’s Progressive Party, through its Executive Secretary, is taking its case against the appointment of the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission all the way to the Caribbean Court of Justice.
The party through Attorney Anil Nandlall has officially filed his notice of motion, indicating the move to the Caribbean Court of Justice. The move comes after the High Court and the Court of Appeal in Guyana, both dismissed the PPP’s arguments that the President was wrong and acted unlawfully in his appointment of the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission.
The local Courts said the President did not act unlawfully or illegally in his appointment of Justice James Patterson as Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission.
Both Courts indicated that the President acted within the Constitution.
But the PPP feels otherwise and the party’s lead attorney, Anil Nandlall has even accused the local Courts of always handing done judgements “in a particular way” when cases of a political nature appear before them.
He now wants the CCJ to quash the decision of the local Courts, effectively declaring the appointment illegal.
The Attorney General, Senior Counsel Basil Williams has said his Chambers will defend the government’s position in the matter and is ready for the appearance before the Caribbean Court of Justice.
He has described the PPP’s many moves to the Courts as an abuse on the judicial system. The Attorney General has also criticised Mr. Nandlall’s statements against the Judiciary in wake of the rulings that went against him.