Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said he is welcoming a judge’s decision not to have him and Education Minister Petter St. Jean be called as witnesses for the petitioners in the ongoing dual citizenship matter.
Skerrit told reporters that his attorneys always felt that there was a problem with the subpoenas to appear to give evidence.
“We felt that there was something fundamentally wrong with that. If you have taken on a matter in court, it would have been a matter for you to prove your case. To allow us to give evidence in court as a respondent will certainly turn justice upside down. We are remaining calm on the matter. It’s a legal issue now. Let the lawyers’ determine (it),” he said.
Skerrit said he and his team will respect the judge’s decision regardless of what turn the case takes.
“We will respect the court’s decision and we are remaining humble as usual. We respect the independence of the judiciary system. We thank the people of Dominica for their support,” he stated.
He said it was interesting to note that United Workers Party leader Ron Green told the trial that he renounced his US citizenship on December 11, 2009.
“This matter is really unfair because someone like Ron Green who is taking us to court was a citizen of the US, the holder of a passport, at the time of elections. I guess that is part of politics,” he said.
Skerrit said his team is ready for the continuation of the trial.