Leader of the United Workers Party (UWP) Ron Green wants attorney Alick Lawrence to step down from the Electoral Commission following the resignation of former Integrity Commission member Sir Brian Alleyne.
Government Minister Charles Savarin, through Lawrence’s law firm Alick Lawrence Chambers, had written a letter to Alleyne, a former Acting Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, calling on him to step down from the Integrity Commission saying that some of his actions were not in accordance with the rules of the Integrity Commission and that he [Alleyne] is the holder of dual citizenship.
Green said Lawrence should do as Alleyne and resign from his post on the Electoral Commission.
“It is clear from email correspondence which have been in the public domain for weeks now that Mr. Lawrence is in breach of his obligation to treat matters of the commission with a high level of confidentiality and not allow himself to be under the direction and control of persons outside the membership of the commission,” he argued. “We call on Mr. Lawrence therefore to apply the advice he gave to Sir Brian Alleyne to himself in the interest of ensuring the integrity of the Electoral Commission.”
The UWP has been consistently calling for electoral reform and said it has received no response from the Electoral Commission for its request to a meeting today, Wednesday March 16.
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