CJ throws out matter brought by Chief Election Officer

Chief Justice Ian Chang this morning discharged an order he had made in the Gocool Boodoo case bringing an abrupt end to the proceedings.

Boodoo’s lawyer Sase Gunraj while noting that he was not expecting this outcome said that he intends to analyize the situation and decide whether to re-file the matter.

Last month Chang granted an Order preventing the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) from making a decision not to renew the contract of Boodoo for the position of Chief Election Officer without following the procedure that the Commission has established for renewal of contracts for senior employees.

Boodoo moved to the court following a plan by the opposition-appointed commissioners on GECOM not to renew his contract over their dissatisfaction with his performance on the day the official results of the November 2011 general election were announced. His employment has been the subject of discussion at a series of GECOM meetings.

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