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Make resignation letter public - Fisher

Published:Saturday | March 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Fisher... "The EOJ, as it exists today, is a far cry from the organisation that existed 23 years ago when I joined."

Former director of elections Orrette Fisher has no problem if the contents of his resignation letter to the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) is made public.

Fisher on Wednesday resigned from the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ), highlighting "the growing level of political influence affecting the organisation," even as he awaited the Supreme Court's on his legal challenge to the ECJ's decision to remove him as director. The other objective was to determine the legitimacy of the one-year contract handed to him last year.

"I have no difficulty if the contents of my letter to the ECJ are made public. Absolutely none," said Fisher yesterday when contacted by The Gleaner.

However, the former director refused to discuss the contents, saying "it would not be proper" given that the letter was submitted to the ECJ Chairman, Dorothy Pine McLarty.

It was unclear if the letter was discussed at yesterday's meeting of the ECJ, which appointed Glasspole Brown as acting director.

In his letter to staff at the EOJ, Fisher said, "The EOJ, as it exists today, is a far cry from the organisation that existed 23 years ago when I joined," adding that most of the changes had been positive.

He described the last two years of his tenure as "particularly challenging" but asserted that he tried to support and improve the welfare of employees and be a "positive ambassador for the organisation".

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