Today, Friday 13, 2013, at 3:20pm the Attorney General’s Chambers filed a Notice of Application to discharge the Conservatory Order granted by His Lordship Justice Darshan Ramdhani on Monday, September 9th, 2013 restraining the Governor General from acting or relying on the Constituency Boundaries Commission Report and from making a proclamation under section 50(6) of the Constitution.
This matter was brought before the Court by members of the opposition. They named the Constituency Boundaries Commission, His Excellency the Governor General, the Prime Minister, and the Attorney General as parties in the matter. They claim that the Constituency Boundaries Commission in arriving at their decision to realign the Boundaries acted arbitrarily and without regard to the rules stated in Schedule two of the Constitution and that the intention in so doing is to adversely affect the election results against them.
The Attorney General in the Notice of Application asked that the Conservatory Order be discharged on the basis that there is no justifiable claim of a violation or intended violation by the Second Respondent, the Constituency Boundaries Commission, of any right granted to the Claimants under Section 50 of the Constitution of Saint Christopher and Nevis (the Constitution) or any other provision of the Constitution and that the Claimants has no right under the Constitution or any other law to represent a particular Constituency in the next General Elections.
The matter with regard to the injunction is to be heard before His Lordship Justice Ramdhani on Friday, September 20, 2013.