The Court of Appeal, this morning, announced that it will hand down its ruling Sunday, April, 5, 2020 in an appeal against a decision of the Full Court which dismissed an application by APNU+AFC Candidate Ulita Moore, who asked the court to inquire into the constitutionality of a decision made by GECOM to have a CARICOM team supervise the recount of all the ballots cast in the March 2 General and Regional Elections.

The bench of the Court of Appeal which comprise Justices of Appeal Dawn Gregory and Rishi Persaud and Judge of the High Court Brassington Reynolds, also denied a request by Moore’s lawyer, for an order to stop a scheduled meeting for 10am today by GECOM.

Earlier this week, the Full Court discharged the interim injunction granted by Justice Franklin Holder which blocked the national recount.

In doing so, the Full Court comprising Chief Justice Roxane George and Justice Nareshwar Harnanan held that the High Court has no jurisdiction to hear the case, as it seeks to question decisions made by GECOM and its Commissioners.

The judges held that to do what was being requested of Moore, would result in the court overreaching and trespassing its authority. The court, therefore, held that the issues raised in Moore’s case are best suited for an election petition pursuant to the Elections Law (Amendment Act) No. 15 of 2000.



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