Daily News– Veteran Trade Unionist, Lincoln Lewis is blaming former President, David Granger for the Elections Petition which was thrown out by the High Court on Monday last.
Chief Justice, Roxanne George-Wiltshire on Monday threw out one of the petitions brought by the Coalition which challenged the results of the March 2, 2020 Elections.
The Coalition brought two Elections Petition to the High Court challenging the results of March 2, 2020, General and Regional Elections. One of those petitions, Petition 99, challenges the results of the elections and the other is challenging Order 66 or the National Recount Order.
“With regards to the Petition that was thrown out by the High Court, David Granger must be held accountable for not signing the writ on the date he received it. This notwithstanding, the question that needs to be answered is whether it is just for a matter to be thrown out for the alleged late serving on a minor party (i.e. Granger) when the major party ( i.e. GECOM) was served timely,” Lewis noted.
The statement by Lewis came two days after Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall SC, also shed blame on the APNU+AFC for failing in their own efforts to file the petitions properly.
Mr. Granger was served on September 25, 2020, outside the timeframe stipulated for him to be served. The Party then served a supplementary affidavit on Mr. Granger stating that he was served on time, but a later date was singed, by mistake. That affidavit was rejected by the CJ. The party then sought to argue that Granger was not a proper party in the case. That too was rejected by the CJ.