Senior Counsel Anthony Astaphan challenges Dave Bruney’s IPO appointment.

first_img Share LocalNews Senior Counsel Anthony Astaphan challenges Dave Bruney’s IPO appointment. by: – April 8, 2011 Senior Counsel, Tony Astahpan believes the swearing in of Dave Bruney to the commission was rushed because of his attempts to challenge the matter in court.“It’s now become like a cat and mouse game. There were all indications that the swearing in of Mr. Bruney was going to take place next week, but because of what we have said about it and the obvious political outcry and outrage…they seem to have sped up the swearing in,” he said.Astaphan said Dave Bruney’s appointment to the IPO is an insult to the people of Dominica.“He have been representing to the world as the PRO of the UWP and officer of the party. It’s an assault on the intelligence of the people; on the structure of the integrity commission…It is similar to the Al-Qaida assault on the twin tower when they sent people there to destroy the United States. He has been sent to destroy the Integrity Commission and to position it with his politics,” he said.Astaphan is calling on Dominicans to be outraged “that the UWP could play such a dangerous game with the country.Meantime, Public Relations Officer for the United Workers Party (UWP) Dave Bruney is refuting claims that his political preference will affect his ability to perform fairly in the Integrity in Public Office Commission.Bruney was sworn in on Thursday and is now an official member of the IPO Commission, despite heavy criticisms from the government’s main legal advisor Anthony Astaphan.“I intend to move in with an open mind,” Bruney said, vowing to do what is required under the act.He refused to comment on statements that his appointment violates the integrity in public office act, because he holds a position in a political party.But he said “I need to just get in there, get updated in terms of whatever has been done in the past and move on”.Bruney said he is qualified for the position and don’t wish to respond to Astaphan who is “a non entity”.Information reaching Dominica Vibes News indicates that letters have been written and delivered to His Excellency President Liverpool  and chairman of the Integrity in Public Office Mr. Johnson on behalf of members of the cabinet.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img 31 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharelast_img

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