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NDM joins calls for Holness to resign

Published:Thursday | March 26, 2015 | 3:20 AM

The National Democratic Movement (NDM) has joined calls for Leader of the Opposition, Andrew Holness, to resign arising from the ruling of the Court of Appeal.

In a statement, the NDM said the court’s ruling has placed Holness, who is also the leader of the Jamaica Labour Party, in an untenable situation.

The party says Holness’ continued presence in such an important constitutional seat will bring the position into disrepute.

The NDM says it is important that people who occupy constitutional positions are always viewed with the utmost of integrity.

Yesterday, Delroy Chuck resigned from his post in the shadow cabinet and urged Holness to do the same.

Meanwhile, Holness in statement last evening said the decision of the Court of Appeal has brought a resolution to various legal issues raised by the initial ruling of the Constitutional Court.

He says with the matter settled, the party will now focus its attention on the business of the people.

The opposition leader did not address Chuck's resignation.