Ja­maica Elec­tions Direc­tor Or­rette Fisher seek­ing in­junc­tion to pre­vent re­moval from of­fice

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(Ja­maica Gleaner) Direc­tor of Elec­tions Or­rette Fisher is now tak­ing le­gal ac­tion to pre­vent the Elec­toral Com­mis­sion of Ja­maica from re­mov­ing him from the job.

Fisher’s one-year ap­point­ment ex­pires to­day and it is re­ported that the post is to be ad­ver­tised on the ex­pi­ra­tion.

The elec­tions boss is con­tend­ing that his one-year ap­point­ment was il­le­gal be­cause the law clearly states that the ap­point­ment must be for seven years.

Fisher who is be­ing rep­re­sented by at­tor­ney-at-law Hugh Wild­man has brought an ac­tion in the Supreme Court against Gover­nor Gen­eral Sir Patrick Allen and the Elec­toral Com­mis­sion of Ja­maica.

He is seek­ing an in­junc­tion to bar the Com­mis­sion from re­mov­ing him from the post. When the mat­ter came be­fore the Supreme Court this af­ter­noon, Jus­tice Carolyn Tai ad­journed it un­til to­mor­row and di­rected that the re­spon­dents be served.

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