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Tuesday, 14 November 2017 11:44

Kamla To Mount Legal Challenge Against Hiring Of EBC Chief Elections Officer

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Political Leader of the United National Congress, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, intends to challenge the recent appointment of the Chief Elections Officer in the courts.

At the UNC's Monday Night Forum in St. Helena, Mrs. Persad-Bissessar again questioned the Public Service Commission's recruitment process.

She challenged the explanation given by the Prime Minister, who said the appointment of the Chief Elections Officer was made by the President after consultation with the Prime Minister and the Opposition Leader.

In September, Fern Narcis-Scope was appointed Chief Elections Officer. It was alleged that she is a relative of a Government Minister, after a senior employee of the EBC mounted a legal challenge against her appointment.

Mrs. Persad-Bissessar claimed the appointment was a "pay back" for the person who gave the EBC legal advice in the Election Petition matter.

The Opposition Leader said the matter of the appointment is of grave concern, as citizens look for the utmost integrity and independence in a Chief Elections Officer of the EBC.

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