Following the ruling by Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr. Barton Scotland, that he will not review the passage of the No-Confidence Motion, Attorney General, Basil Williams told members of the media corps, “Well, we’re off to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).”
Williams said that the Government will be filing several actions, one against the legality of the voting on the No-Confidence Motion and the other against former AFC Member, Charrandass Persaud being a qualified elected Parliamentarian. He said that these actions would be filed in the court by tomorrow morning.
“We maintain that the majority of votes was not received for the motion,” expressed the Minister of Legal Affairs.
Asked to say if he would be seeking an ex-parte application, Williams responded, “Well I don’t see how we can go to court and not save the status quo. We have to preserve the status quo until the court is finished with the matter.”
Overall, Williams said the Government has no issue going to the court since there is a precedent to support the APNU+AFC’s position. He said, “This is just like the third term case (where the CCJ ruled that Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo cannot run for a third term) so why fuss?”
Quizzed to say if the Government will be pushing for an early hearing, with a smile, the Attorney General said, “Well, there are several courts we have to go through…”