The Democrats are behaving like the PNC, a law onto themselves! You will here from us come November! PNC will get the message come March!
Ms Singh has ruled that the 20k new voters will must be positively validated! Several deceased and non-residents have already been struck from the list!
PNC plans fraying at the edges!
The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Tuesday agreed, by a split decision, to conduct house-to-house verification of the names of more than 20,000 new registrants.
“We just had a decision where there will be a verification exercise by the Guyana Elections Commission and stakeholders in respect of 20,556 names of persons who have been suggested to be placed on the list of electors for the electors,” opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic-nominated Elections Commissioner, Robeson Benn told reporters.
He said the seven-member Elections Commission was split on the decision and it was GECOM Chairman, Claudette Singh who voted for the verification exercise to be conducted. Benn said he expected GECOM to begin the verification process on Wednesday and is expected to last five days.
Pro-governing coalition elections commissioner, Vincent Alexander minutes later expressed disappointment at the decision, saying the verification process would be “useless” because those duplicates could have been investigated and hearings conducted. “There is no need for anything else to be done, as far as I am concerned. It got to the point where we have done an internal side-by-side comparison of the information… Field exercise has nothing to do with duplicates,” Alexander said. “It’s a decision GECOM could have made but I wouldn’t say it is illegal; it is useless,” he added.