Atik’s lawyers write to PNC over suspension
Lawyer for PNC General Secretary, Atik Mohammed has accused the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) of overstepping its boundaries in its decision to suspend his client.
Mr Samson Lardy Anyenini of A-partners@Law in a letter to the PNC on behalf of his client said the decision is in violation of the party’s constitution and thus must be rescinded.
The PNC at its extraordinary National Executive Council meeting held on July 22, said Mr Mohammed had misconducted himself, thus, violating the party’s constitution. A vote of no confidence was reportedly passed in him at the meeting, leading to his suspension.
But his lawyer said in the letter to the PNC dated Tuesday August 1, that: “We hold the instruction of the lawfully elected and constitutionally recognised General Secretary of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Atik Mohammed to reply your letter of 24th July 2017 on the above subject matter. We start by stating categorically that the decision by a few members of the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) to indulge in the action purporting to suspend our client was/is completely alien to the PNC Constitution and due process of the law generally.
“The purported actions were/are absolutely not in compliance with the PNC constitution and due process.
“Consequently, the purported actions were/are not only ultra vires on two separate levels, but such an egregious assault of the PNC Constitution, due process, good conscience and our clients rights that same cannot be given any regard whatsoever by our client.”