Vice President and Minister of Indigenous People’s Affairs, Sydney Allicock, who is currently performing the duties of Prime Minister, is doing so illegally as he is not an elected member of government, former Attorney General Anil Nandlall has argued.
“A person cannot be appointed to act in an office if he is not qualified to be appointed to that office. Therefore, Sydney Allicock is unlawfully and unconstitutionally acting as Prime Minister,” Nandlall said yesterday.
“Sydney Allicock was on the geographic list of the APNU+AFC for Region 9 for the 2015 General and Regional Elections. He lost that seat. Article 101 (1) of the Constitution provides that the Prime Minister must be an elected member of the National Assembly. Sydney Allicock was appointed a technocratic Minister under Article 103 (3) of the Constitution. He therefore, sits in the National Assembly by virtue of that ministerial appointment under Article 105 of the Constitution,” he said…..