Senior Counsel Tony Astaphan has described as “despicable” the nomination and confirmation of the United Workers Party’s (UWP) media coordinator Dave Bruney to the Integrity in Public Office (IPO) Commission.
Bruney was nominated by Leader of the Opposition Hector John to serve on the Integrity Commission following the resignation of its former nominee Patrica Ingliss.
President Nicholas Liverpool has confirmed Bruney’s membership on the IPO Commission and according to UWP Leader Ron Green, Bruney “can make an excellent contribution to the Integrity in Public Office Commission and we believe he will do work for Dominica”.
But the appointment did not go down well with Astaphan who believe Bruney is not fit for the job. He has publicly described Bruney’s nomination as “another despicable act by the United Workers Party”. He said the procedure for Bruney’s appointment can be challenged in court.
Ingliss’ resignation took effect March 15, 2011.