Former United Workers Party (UWP) leader Ron Green says all documents for an appeal against the dual citizenship case won in January by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and Education Minister Peter St Jean have been “fully filed”.
“The lawyers are preparing for the appeal,” Green told Dominica News Online.
He reiterated that as far as the UWP was concerned the case was “a very important matter for Dominica’s democracy”.
“It has already been very substantially delayed more than two years now since election and this matter is still unresolved so we are awaiting on the court,” Green said.
He is one of two defeated election candidates who went to court with an election petition seeking to overturn the election victories of Peter St Jean in the La Plaine constituency and Roosevelt Skerrit in the Vieille Case constituency.
Earlier this year, High Court judge Gertal Thom dismissed the petition, stating that Green had failed to establish his case that Peter St Jean was by virtue of his own act under acknowledgment of allegiance, obedience or adherence to a foreign power or State.
St Jean won the La Plaine constituency in the 2009 general election, defeating Green.
The judge also ruled that another UWP election candidate, Maynard Joseph, had failed to show that Prime Minister Skerrit was by virtue of his own act under acknowledgement of allegiance, obedience or adherence to a foreign power of State.
Green has reiterated calls for the people of Dominica to contribute financially towards the case, arguing that it could help strengthen the country’s democracy.