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Williams, Tufton could retake Senate seats anytime, says Samuels

Published:Friday | February 6, 2015 | 2:38 PM
Arthur Williams (left) and Dr Christopher - File

Jerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Prominent attorney-at-law, Bert Samuels, has described this morning’s ruling by the Constitutional Court against Jamaica Labour Party leader Andrew Holness as a constitutional crisis.

Samuels says in light of the court’s ruling Arthur Williams and Dr Christopher Tufton can walk into the Upper House at anytime and re-take their seats.

READ: Holness was wrong, rules court in case brought by Williams

He says the ruling also means that the appointment of the senators who replaced both men would also be null and void.

The noted attorney says the only thing that can bar Williams and Dr Tufton from taking their Senate seats would be if the court granted an application of stay of execution of the judgement.

Samuels laments that the ruling of the constitutional court has left Holness in an embarrassing situation.

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