The Senate is likely to be exciting today as debate is set to begin on the Opposition’s request to annul the Police Service Commission’s (PSC) order for selection of a Police Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner.
Police Commissioner Gary Griffith’s three- year tenure ends August 17. However he has since reapplied for the post.
The PSC issued its order for processes to select the CoP and deputy Cop on June 17, but the Opposition claims the commission’s order “significantly diminishes” the PSC’s role, and wants the order annulled.
The Opposition’s motion is listed on today’s Senate agenda.
For the annulment to take place the UNC’s motion will require majority votes.
The Opposition has six votes, Independent senators, nine and Government 16.
If the commissioner’s order is annulled, it will cease to have effect from the date that it is made negative– however any action taken by any authority prior to its rejection remains lawful and will continue to have full effect.