Lawyers request Law Associaion “no-confidence” vote in AG

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Lawyers request Law Associaion “no-confidence” vote in AG

Forty attorneys have signed a document asking the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago (LATT), to host a special general meeting to debate and vote on a motion of no-confidence against Attorney General Reginald Armour.

The requisition, addressed to the president of the LATT, Sophia Chote SC, was hand-delivered to LATT’s Frederick Street, Port-of-Spain office just before it closed at 4 pm on Wednesday.

The requisition calls for a meeting for the purpose of proposing and passing a resolution that the LATT expresses no confidence in Armour and calls on him to immediately resign from the position of AG.

According to media reports, the request was headed by attorney Kiel Taklalsingh who stated in a cover letter to the LATT President, that he had taken note of the allegations being made against the Attorney General in the public domain.

He added that he and his colleagues are of the view that this should be ventilated at a special general meeting.

According to the bylaws of the LATT, a minimum of 25 are needed to request the Special General meeting.

In the letter, Taklalsingh claimed that the allegations, “if left unaddressed, have the potential to erode public confidence in our profession, the administration of justice and the rule of law”.

Armour was disqualified by a Miami court from being involved in the Piarco International Airport corruption case after it was found there was a conflict of interest as he is now this country’s Attorney General and had also represented two of the defendants, Brian Kuei Tung and Renee Pierre, years ago.