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Antigua: Asot has a ‘good case’ against ABLP – lawyer Astaphan


by Carlena Knight (Antigua Observer) While many have been voicing their opinions over the possible legal challenge that could be mounted by the Antigua Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) surrounding the St Mary’s South seat, one attorney is finding the matter rather ironic.

Dwyer Astaphan told the Connecting with Dave Lester Payne show last week that he sees no difference between the fight the ABLP is trying to make by alleging constitutional breaches by United Progressive Party (UPP) candidate Kelvin Simon and the party’s ongoing battle with Asot Michael.

The ruling party claims Simon should not have been nominated as a candidate while still employed as a civil servant. Simon says the prohibition only applies once elected and that he plans to quit his post with the Ministry of Education imminently.

Michael has threatened to bring contempt proceedings against any electoral officials who facilitated a breach of a May 11 High Court order in his favour after Rawdon Turner was nominated on the ABLP’s election ticket on December 28.

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