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Nigel Clarke accepts he is no longer a senator - News - Latest News - Jamaica Gleaner

February 13, 2015 3:04 AM
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Nigel Clarke accepts he is no longer a senator - News - Latest News - Jamaica Gleaner

Businessman Dr Nigel Clarke has accepted that he is no longer a Senator.

In a statement issued a short while ago, Clarke said he is looking forward to the opportunity to again serve his country under the right circumstances.

Clarke and Jamaica College Principal Ruel Reid were appointed in 2013 after the Opposition Leader submitted to the Governor General, undated, pre-signed resignation letters of Dr Christopher Tufton and Arthur Williams.

Last week, the Constitutional Court comprising Justice Courtney Daye, Justice Marva McDonald Bishop and Justice David Batts ruled that the resignation letters were null and void.

And today, the Attorney General advised the President of the Senate that Dr Christopher Tufton and Arthur Williams are still members of the Upper House and are entitled to take their seats.

Today the Attorney General has opined on the recent decision of the Constitutional Court in the matter of Williams vs Holness. While I accept that there may be differing views on this important matter that may ultimately prevail, I have taken note of this opinion. I accepted an invitation to serve my country and, since receiving the instrument of appointment from His Excellency, the Governor General, in November 2013, I have considered it a privilege to do so. The opportunity may arise for me to again serve my country and I would be happy to do so under the right circumstances.

I accepted an invitation to serve my country and, since receiving the instrument of appointment from His Excellency, the Governor General, in November 2013, I have considered it a privilege to do so.

Source: jamaica-gleaner.com

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