Law Association to vote on a no-confidence motion in AG

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Law Association to vote on a no-confidence motion in AG

Law Association of T&T members will meet later this afternoon to debate and vote on a no-confidence motion in Attorney General Reginald Armour, SC.

Reports indicate that a little over 300 of the association’s approximately 3,000 voting members have signalled their intention to participate either in-person or virtually at the special general meeting, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Port-of-Spain from 2 pm.

AG Armour has agreed to defend himself before his peers virtually.

Two resolutions are to be considered at the meeting.

One seeks to have the association officially express no-confidence in Armour, who served as its president between 2015 and 2017. The other seeks to call on Armour to immediately resign.

However, if the resolutions are passed, they are likely to have no real tangible effect, as the association has no power to compel Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to revoke Armour’s appointment or force his resignation.

The motion of no-confidence relates to Armour’s role in the State’s protracted civil asset recovery case against some former government officials and companies accused of fraud and corruption in the construction of the Piarco International Airport.