On the 25th June 2013, Leader of the Opposition, Hon. Brigadier David Granger, MP, caused his lawyers to file an appeal from the decision of the Honourable Chief Justice Ian Chang to exclude him as a Defendant in the Budget Cuts case Action No. 216/12-W of 2012, Demerara, to the Full Court of the Supreme Court of Judicature.
The Grounds of Appeal included: –
- The refusal to hear Brig. Granger before excluding him as a Defendant under Article 172(2) of the Constitution was contrary to the rules of natural justice and Article 144(8) of the Constitution;
- Brig. Granger had at the time of the decision to exclude him had waived his immunity under Article 172(2), aforesaid; and
- The Chief Justice’s decision was arbitrary and unreasonable.
On today’s date, Brigadier Granger caused to be filed in the Full Court, a Notice of Motion seeking orders to set aside the decision striking him out as a Defendant and to stay proceedings in the Budget Cuts case until the hearing and determination of the said Appeal.