Attorney Anil Nandlall has had a change of mind and is now indicating that he will no longer file an appeal of the Chief Justice’s ruling in the house to house and election date matters.
The Chief Justice ruled on Wednesday that the ongoing house-to-house registration exercise was not illegal and she also ruled that she could not usurp the responsibility of the executive and name a timeline or date for elections.
Immediately after the ruling, Mr. Nandlall indicated that he will be filing an appeal. But today, he said that the legal proceedings had achieved their principal objective of twarting any plan to deregister persons who may not be resident during the time of registration.
The Chief Justice in her ruling said that persons who were previously registered cannot be removed from the national register because of their absence during the current registration period.
Nandlall said that in the circumstances and after a more mature consideration of the Chief Justice’s decision and after conferring with his client Christopher Ram and other Attorneys involved, a decision was made not to appeal the decision of the Chief Justice.
He, however, stated that the decision not to appeal could be reconsidered if other appeals are filed by others who were involved in the case.