Saturday, December 22 2007
THE CONGRESS of the People (COP) yesterday charged that the Section 137 tribunal report, which cleared Chief Justice Satnarine Sharma and paved the way for him to resume duties, shows there was a “vendetta” to remove Sharma from office.
In a statement from the office of COP party leader Winston Dookeran, the Congress called for the immediate resignation of Chief Magistrate Sherman McNicolls and for President George Maxwell Richards to appoint a Commission of Inquiry to investigate whether or not a political conspiracy was hatched against the Chief Justice.
The COP was particularly harsh in its condemnation of Mc Nicolls in this entire affair, drawing reference to a section of the report’s conclusion, which said: “Either he (Mc Nicolls) was in the grip of conspirators who for some reason wanted to have the behaviour of the Chief Justice examined by an enquiry rather than in a criminal court, or at least wanted him to be removed from office without being in peril of prison.
“Or the Chief Magistrate really believed in the opinion that his statements were in some way his property, to be used by the organs of the State only in a way of which he approved an extra-ordinary misconception for an experienced magistrate. Either alternative raises more questions than it solves.”
The COP claimed Mc Nicolls’ action in the CJ affair has undermined public confidence in the Judiciary and said he should deliver all outstanding judgments and resign immediately.
“His continued presence cannot help restore public confidence in the administration of justice.
The party reiterated its March 30 call for the President to establish a Commission of Inquiry that would be able to subpoena witnesses so that the alleged role of persons in the ruling People’s National Movement (PNM) in this matter could be determined.
“The country needs to know the truth and a commission of inquiry with the power of subpoena is what is required now,” the COP stated.
Who the fock is this? Who write this? Is this another politcal party?
How the fock dem get so big to call for somebody to resign.
They represent anybody?
Who is Winston Dookeran again, somebody remind me nah.