Chief Justice Ivor Archie revealed yesterday that Arthur NR Robinson had prepared two instruments of Prime Ministerial appointment for Patrick Manning and Basdeo Panday on December 24 2001.
He did this to solve that year’s 18-18 electoral tie.
Justice Archie made the disclosure when he spoke at the State ecumenical service for the former President and Prime Minister at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA) in Port- of-Spain
He noted that many persons described Mr. Robinson as a very complex man, however there were many aspects to his personality that many persons did not know about.
Neither Basdeo Panday nor Patrick Manning attended the service.
Manning is out of the country while Panday indicated he would not attend the service.