He has admitted that his political future hangs in the balance, pending the results of an appeal against the high court ruling that favored Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and Education Minister Peter St Jean.
Former United Workers Party (UWP) leader Ron Green has indicated that his future actions will depend on what decision comes out of the appeals process.
The former parliamentary representative for the La Plaine constituency, who has been in active politics for several years, says it is likely that he will end his political career if the appeal court does not rule in his favor.
Lawyers for Green and another UWP election candidate Maynard Joseph have gone ahead and filed their appeal in the dual citizenship case against PM Skerrit and St Jean.
Green, who is over 70, had been elected for three consecutive terms before losing the La Plaine seat to St Jean in the December 18 2009 election.
Joseph was defeated by Skerrit in the Vieille Case constituency.
“I think I have served quite extensively so we’ll see, we are awaiting the decision of the appeal case and we will take it from there”. Green told DNO.
However he doesn’t quite appear ready to quit politics although he says he just might do that if he loses the appeal.
“I expect once the decision is in our favor that I will be contesting once again because one of the potential results of the court case will be a by-election in La Plaine and I indeed will be the candidate for La Plaine for the United Workers Party, should that decision come from the court, ” the former UWP leader said.
In January High Court judge Gertal Thom dismissed the election petition brought by Green and Joseph.
She said 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.
The judge also ruled that 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.