Ram asks court to uphold no-confidence vote, resignation proviso

Christopher Ram

Attorney and chartered accountant Christopher Ram has asked the High Court to uphold the recent passage of the no-confidence motion against the David Granger-led government and to declare that the President and his Cabinet should immediately resign as a result.

In an urgent fixed date application, which is set to be heard next Tuesday before acting Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire SC, Ram is seeking, among other things, declarations from the court that the motion was lawfully passed and that the President and his Cabinet should immediately resign in keeping with Article 106(6) of the Constitution.

The action was filed yesterday morning, one day after the government filed its own suit which advances that the motion was not passed by the needed majority of the House.

Ram’s application contends that the government was defeated and that elections must be called within 90 days from the passage of the motion. ….

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