Contacted for comment by News Power Now on the ongoing debate over whether action should be taken against the EBC in light of Justice Mira Dean Amorer’s admission that the election overseeing body had in fact acted illegally in extending the election time by one hour in 2015, Mr. Hinds quickly averted the question.
Former Housing Minister and Oropouche East MP, Dr. Roodal Moonilal has voiced his desire to see the board removed in light of Friday’s ruling. He said the EBC’S board members should do the right thing and resign, and if not, the President should act to have them removed.
On Friday, the UNC’s Election Petition was dismissed by the High Court. In an immediate reaction, Opposition Leader, Kamla Persad Bissessar said the party would be appealing the ruling.