Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Manzoor Nadir returned to TUF leadership as Full Court throws out injunction.

-decision to expel Valerie Garrido-Lowe as member, leader and presidential candidate still stands

The Full Court on Tuesday dismissed an injunction against Manzoor Nadir and Ishmail Mohammed that had prevented them from performing duties as leader and chairman respectively of The United Force (TUF).

Nadir told the media that the effect of the unanimous decision by Justices Winston Patterson and William Ramlall is that he is now back as TUF leader.

Valerie Garrido-Lowe, who had sought a High Court injunction to preserve herself as leader and presidential candidate of TUF, could not be immediately contacted.

The Full Court on Tuesday ruled in favour of Nadir and Mohammed on grounds that High Court, James Bovell-Drakes had erred in granting the injunction in favour of Garrido-Lowe on September 23. Nadir said that the decision by TUF’s executive to expel her as member, leader and presidential candidate still stands.

Since the High Court’s decision, Nadir said “we have visited” the party headquarters located at New Garden and Robb Streets, Georgetown.

He said the judges, in arriving at their decision, cited breaches in the court’s rules. For instance, two full days should have been granted for serving the documents and the least that Justice James Bovell Drakes, the originating judge should have done, is to hear the matter inter-partes and receive sworn statements by both sides.

The Full Court also awarded costs of GUY$50,000

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