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Jun 26, 2020

P.U.P. Says All Legal Means Will Be Exhausted to Uphold Ex-CJ’s Ruling

The People’s United Party is not sitting down on this matter and says it will take the legal fight to the Caribbean Court of Justice if they have to. When the PM stated that the former Chief Justice’s oral ruling was a non-decision, member for Cayo South Julius Espat was outraged; Espat had steered the matter to be taken to court.  His colleague from Caribbean Shores, Kareem Musa was also alarmed at the PM’s pronouncement, stating that the court records will show that the former CJ did rule on the matter.

 

Julius Espat, Area Representative, Cayo South

“I was alarmed in there. I was annoyed in there. Even the fact that the Prime Minister got up to even say that shows you the arrogance that is on display.

 

Kareem Musa

Kareem Musa, Area Representative, Caribbean Shores

“Many instances of this Prime Minister breaking the law criminally and then coming to the house to make legal what was clearly illegal. And so I want to commend the honorable Julius and the party leader for taking that case because the only reason the prime minister is here today is because he was forced to come here because there is in fact a judgment—as much as he says that there is a non-decision. Imagine that. Had he shown up in court, like a proper defendant, and listen to the Chief Justice’s decision, he would have known that he was wrong, that he had broken the law and that he had to come the way he is doing today. So let us not be fooled. He is only here for one reason because he broke the law.”

 

Reporter

“And there is no indication that the court is going to appeal to the Court of Appeal, cause that’s obviously an option as well?”

 

Julius Espat

Julius Espat

“I can safely say that the party will take it to the end. We will. Whatever we need to do legally, we will pursue because it is important for future prime ministers to not do the same illegal acts.”

 

Kareem Musa

“There is a transcript so for him to say there was a non-decision; that is completely disingenuous of him. As a senior counsel lawyer to say that there is a non-decision that is a complete lie and he is getting away with it in this honorable House. But that is a lie.”


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