Both CCM candidates Amory and Brantley victorious at the Nevis High Court
|Honourable Mr. Vance Amory|
ZIZ News..Aug. 27 2012—The Honourable Mr. Vance Amory, former Premier of Nevis is victorious in his appeal case against the Nevis Reformation Party regarding the Commission of Enquiry into the CCM Government during the last administration.
The former Premier in his appeal indicated that there was bias on the part of the Commissioner, QC Thomas Sharpe and other members of the Commission.
The decision was handed down this Monday morning, (27th August, 2012), when the Appeals Court of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, agreed with his claim that there was bias.
A number of supporters of the former Premier and the Concerned Citizens Movement gathered outside the court house in Charlestown, Nevis, and was quite elated when the decision was handed down in favour of the Honourable Vance Amory.
|Honourable Mark Brantley|
Meanwhile the Honourable Mark Brantley also won his case against the Honourable Hensley Daniel in the Election Petition case which means that a by-election must be held for the St. John’s constituency in ninety days.
The appeal followed a case heard at the Nevis Circuit Court by the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) on the grounds that 200-plus voters were disenfranchised due to their names being illegally removed from the Voters’ List shortly before the election took place in July 2011.
Justice Lionel Jones presided over the High Court case and found that the election of Hensley Daniel of the Nevis Reformation Party (St. John’s Constituency) was null and void.
The NRP had suggested that Justice Jones erred in concluding that there were gross irregularities which led to mass disenfranchisement.