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Danville testimony continues

Published:Monday | December 31, 2007 | 9:44 AM

Director of Elections Danville Walker is scheduled to continue his testimony in the Supreme Court, in the election petition case involving West Portland Member of Parliament Daryl Vaz.

The losing People’s National Party (PNP) candidate for the constituency, Abe Dabdoub, is challenging Mr. Vaz’s right to serve as Member of Parliament based on his dual citizenship status.

Last Friday lawyers for Mr. Dabdoub questioned Mr. Walker’s eligibility to serve as Director of Elections given his admission of dual citizenship.

The attorneys based their arguments on the provision of the Electoral Commission (Interim) Act of 2006.

The Act states that no person shall be qualified to be nominated Commissioner or the Director of Elections, if he by virtue of his own act, swears allegiance to a foreign power or state.

Mr. Walker acknowledged that he has dual citizenship with the United States and Jamaica.