Chief Justice (ag) Roxane George has ruled that Section 22 of the Elections Laws (Amendment) Act is constitutional as determined by a ruling of the Court of Appeal, effectively determining that it was lawful enact Order 60 of 2020, i.e. the recount order.
Further, the CJ ruled that the recount results arising out of Order 60 are valid as already decided by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).
Noting that the submissions by the applicant, Misenga Jones are “hopelessly flawed”, the CJ said the CCJ judgment came to the “ineluctable conclusion” that the recount votes are valid.
Justice George is currently issuing her judgement. More details to follow.