$20M lawsuit: AG sues Ferguson for slander over claims he distributed ID cards on ‘E’ Day
Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall, SC, moved to the High Court on Tuesday to institute proceedings against Opposition Member of Parliament (MP), Annette Ferguson.
Nandlall is suing Ferguson for slander over alleged false statements she made, claiming that he was somehow engaged in the illegal distribution of Identification Cards (ID) on March 02, 2020 – the same day that Guyanese voted in general and regional elections.
Nandlall is suing Ferguson for a total of $20M. He wants her to pay $10M for general damages and another $10M for aggravated damages. He also wants an Order restraining Ferguson or persons associated with her from repeating same or similar defamatory statements.
Nandlall claims that Ferguson made the statement at a round table discussion hosted by the Europe Union Observer Team on March 21, 2021, at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre.
According to the Statement of Claim, Ferguson said, “you have people who are sitting in this room that were found distributing ID cards on elections day, not the APNU+AFC. It is the very Attorney General, Mr. Anil Nandlall, who was found distributing ID cards in the lower east coast corridor.”
Nandlall believes she sought to suggest that he committed a criminal and electoral offence, one that is punishable by law. Nandlall is being represented by the Satram and Satram law firm.