The Attorney for former Member of Parliament, Charrandass Persaud, is disappointed that the Caribbean Court of Justice did not hand down definitive orders setting out a date or timeline for elections.
While the CCJ ruled that the no-confidence motion was validly passed and the consequences of that passage should be respected, it stayed clear of setting a date or timeline by which early elections should be held.
Attorney Sanjeev Datadin represented the former Member of Parliament Charrandass Persaud who sided with the Opposition in moving the no-confidence motion against his own government.
Today, Mr. Datadin said he was disappointed with the consequential orders.
“We are disappointed that what the Court did not do is be firm. Under our Constitution, the Court had the power to issue such writs, give such directions, make such orders. But unfortunately, we are likely in a position where you’ve won the battle but lost the war”, he said.
He said while he understands that the Court might not have wanted to get itself involved in the politics of Guyana, it will be the people of Guyana who will now suffer.
According to Datadin, while the Court said a new GECOM Chairman should be appointed with the utmost haste, it did not offer a timeline for that and it remains unclear what the Court means by that. He believes the Court should have offered clear timelines.