Mindelo, Mar 6 (Inforpress) – Deputy António Monteiro, elected on the UCID lists, declared today that he respects the decisions of all courts, but that, in the case of Amadeu Oliveira, he said he had “some difficulty” in understanding the recent position of the Constitutional Court (TC).
On the last March 1, the judges of the Constitutional Court decided not to declare the unconstitutionality and illegality of the resolution of the Permanent Commission of the National Assembly that lifted the immunity, aiming at the arrest of Deputy Amadeu Oliveira, elected on the lists of the Independent and Democratic Cabo Verdean Union (UCID, opposition).
The decision was taken seven months after a group of 15 deputies, headed by António Monteiro, decided to proceed, on May 5, 2022, to the Constitutional Court (TC). They made a request for successive abstract inspection to analyze the case, for understanding that, on the contrary to the provisions of the law, Amadeu Oliveira was held in preventive detention, without a final decision, which they considered mandatory for the detention of a deputy outside the flagrante delicto.
Today, at a press conference at the UCID headquarters, in São Vicente, flanked by the deputy and party president, João Santos Luís, and by the deputy Zilda Oliveira, António Monteiro stated that the rule of law is “in check and in danger” when the “constitutional custom” supersedes the Constitution of the Republic itself.