Sooba ordered to respond to application for removal

Justice Diana Insanally yesterday ordered that government’s Town Clerk appointee Carol Sooba show cause why she should not be removed from the post.

The order is based on an application to the High Court by City Hall spokesman Royston King for a rule nisi to be issued to Sooba and Local Government Minister Norman Whittaker to show cause why information in the nature of a quo warranto (a writ formerly requiring a person to show by what authority he/she exercises a public office) should not be exhibited against Sooba.

The matter was held in chambers but King’s attorney Nigel Hughes told Stabroek News shortly after the hearing had ended that an order for Sooba to show cause as to why she should not be removed from the position of Town Clerk was granted by Justice Insanally. Sooba is expected to appear in court with her lawyers on June 2 in relation to this matter.

The granting of the order came as arguments continued over the ruling last month by acting Chief Justice Ian Chang on the legality of former Local Government Minister Ganga Persaud’s appointment of Sooba as well as her own petition …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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