City announces vacant council seat

-by-election is next step

Town Clerk Royston King has officially announced the vacancy of the council seat previously held by APNU+AFC Councillor Junior Garrett paving the way for a by-election to be held.

“I wish to announce that as a result of the passing of the late Councillor Junior Garrett there is a vacancy existing in the office of councillor. My announcement is in accordance with Section 42 and 43 of the Municipal and District Council Act,” King announced at Monday’s Statutory Meeting.

According to Section 42 of the Act, a vacancy occurs if a councillor dies, is not qualified to be elected, is disqualified from being a councillor, resigns, does not take the oath of office within seven days or becomes a member of the National Assembly. ….

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