PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Sept 18, CMC – Thousands of people Tuesday signed a petition calling for the resignations of two senior government ministers, including Attorney General Anand Ramlogan, as the controversy continues over the government’s introduction of legislation that critics say was aimed at ensuring the fraud cases against two party financiers were dropped.
Opposition Leader Dr. Keith Rowley led supporters of the main opposition People’s National Movement (PNM) as well as other individuals to the official residence of the President where the petition was presented to acting President Timothy Hamel Smith.
The petition called for the removal of Ramlogan and Justice Minister Herbert Volney for their roles in the controversial Section 34 of the Administration of Justice (Indictable Proceedings) Act.
The two senior Cabinet ministers are accused of breaching the trust of the people and tarnishing the credibility of the parliament.
PNM chairman Franklyn Khan told reporters that the petition was symbolic since the head of state cannot remove a Cabinet minister.
(Details in Politics section)