If the coalition administration takes to the courts to challenge the no-confidence motion, then the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is willing to respect and adhere to the ruling of the highest court – the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).
This was revealed earlier today by Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, during a press conference. He was at the time responding to questions regarding the Coalition Government’s decision to challenge the motion in the courts if the Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr. Barton Scotland, does not provide a favourable pronouncement on the matter come January 3.
The Opposition Leader said, “If it ends up in court, we would hope that they don’t frustrate the process. If they go to court too, this is something that they could go through in two weeks. I recall a case where the CCJ handled a matter for Barbados during their elections over the weekend period. But whatever the decision of the highest court is, we would live with.”
Further to this, Jagdeo said that if the government moves to court, the PPP would be present to defend itself and also press for an early hearing on the matter.