Leader of the United Progressive Party Harold Lovell has told reporters in St Johns that Kelvin “Shuggy” Simon, the UPP’s candidate for the Mary’s South Constituency, is duly elected
A document circulating on social media on behalf of a voter has suggested that Shugy, as he is commonly known, should be disqualified as a nominee because he failed to resign from his position as a civil servant.
The legal paper was addressed to Lorna Simon, the Supervisor of elections
Casworth Aaron, through his law firm, Marshall & Co. quotes section 10 (1) of the Civil Service Act which states that “A civil servant is disqualified for membership of the Senate or the House of Representatives, or any local government body.”
But Lovell told Island Press Box that Simon is duly registered, as the constitution of Antigua and Barbuda “does not prevent a person from registering” as a candidate for political office.
Lovell also said that while Mr. Simon does eventually have to resign as a civil servant, he has not violated any law.