Dual citizens’ false declarations nabbed

Nomination squabble

…could be charged by Police – GECOM Commissioners
…another candidate under review

Just days after Nomination Day, Presidential Candidate for the United Republican Party (URP), Dr Vishnu Bandhu, has withdrawn his name from the contest after knowingly signing a statutory declaration form attesting that he was not a dual citizen when, in fact, he is.

Former URP Presidential Candidate, Dr Vishnu Bandhu

Dr Bandhu signed the statutory declaration form on January 10, Nomination Day. On Tuesday, it emerged that he was, in fact, a dual citizen and had written to the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) asking to withdraw himself from the election contest.
Article 155 (1) of the Constitution of Guyana states: “No person shall be qualified for election as a member of the National Assembly who (a) is, by virtue of his own act, under any acknowledgement of allegiance, obedience or adherence to a foreign power or state”.
Section four of the Statutory Declaration Act, Chapter 5:09 states that “Everyone who makes a declaration according to this Act containing any statement false in fact, which he knows or believes to be false or does not believe to be true, shall be guilty of a misdemeanour and shall be liable to imprisonment for one year”.
When asked on Tuesday what action will be taken against Dr Bandhu and whether Police will be called in, Government-nominated GECOM Commissioner Vincent Alexander conceded that this is a possibility.

Liberty and Justice Party (LJP) Presidential Candidate Lennox Shuman

“In the first instance, if Dr Bandhu is not eligible, what GECOM will essentially do is not approve him as a candidate. There is no other action GECOM will take in direct relation with Dr Bandhu,” he said, though he acknowledged that if the Police got involved, this is an indirect action on GECOM’s part.
Another candidate, who has in the past been known to be a dual citizen, is Liberty and Justice Party (LJP) Presidential Candidate Lennox Shuman. Shuman was on record last year announcing that he would be taking steps to relinquish his Canadian citizenship. When asked, Alexander noted that GECOM has no confirmation that he has completed the relinquishment process.
“We have not verified that he has relinquished his citizenship. He’s advised us, by virtue of information in the public domain. What GECOM will do is seek further clarification from him,” Alexander explained.
Meanwhile, Opposition-nominated GECOM Commissioner Sase Gunraj was also asked about the situation with Dr Bandhu. While he indicated that Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield has been instructed to follow up the matter, he steered clear of confirming if the Police would be called in.
“I think it is URP that has indicated that the Presidential Candidate is a dual citizen. And he has indicated a desire to withdraw from the process as a candidate,” Gunraj said, also confirming that Dr Bandhu did sign the statutory declaration form on Nomination Day.
The Commissioner was asked what would be GECOM’s course of action, since Dr Bandhu by signing the declaration form while knowing he was a dual citizen, despite what the law says about dual citizens running for high office. He was also asked what mechanism GECOM has in place to weed out dual citizens.
“We have given certain instructions to the Chief Elections Officer, which we have every confidence he will implement,” was all Gunraj would say, declining to confirm whether the Police have been called in.
“The Commission does not have a mechanism to verify one’s citizenship. What do we do? Do we write to all 200 countries in the world to inquire whether (candidates) are citizens of those countries? I’m not sure if we can do that. There is the statutory declaration and there are certain ramifications as a result of a false declaration”.
When asked about Change Guyana’s former Prime Ministerial candidate, Nigel Hinds, Gunraj indicated that Hinds did not offer himself up as a candidate on Nomination Day. As a consequence, he is in the clear.

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Django posted:

Image result for Gail Teixeira

Any info on  Gail ? squatted the longest in Parliament holding Dual Citizenship.

PPP’s Gail Teixeira prepared to renounce her Canadian citizenship

President Jagdeo publicly announced to the media right after the presentation of list of candidates that Gail had in fact renounced her Canadian citizenship.

Sean posted:
Django posted:

Image result for Gail Teixeira

Any info on  Gail ? squatted the longest in Parliament holding Dual Citizenship.

PPP’s Gail Teixeira prepared to renounce her Canadian citizenship

President Jagdeo publicly announced to the media right after the presentation of list of candidates that Gail had in fact renounced her Canadian citizenship.

Yall askin Shuman and others for proof...so where is the proof that Gail gat it. 

Renounce is part of it, getting a letter from the foreign country acknowledging it is another.

VishMahabir posted:
Sean posted:
Django posted:

Image result for Gail Teixeira

Any info on  Gail ? squatted the longest in Parliament holding Dual Citizenship.

PPP’s Gail Teixeira prepared to renounce her Canadian citizenship

President Jagdeo publicly announced to the media right after the presentation of list of candidates that Gail had in fact renounced her Canadian citizenship.

Yall askin Shuman and others for proof...so where is the proof that Gail gat it. 

Renounce is part of it, getting a letter from the foreign country acknowledging it is another.

I know that you are not of sound mind. What makes you think a foreign country will drop everything and respond to a request as this as an emergency? I don't normally don't SMFH, but I will do it for this.

Sean posted:

GECOM accepted the PPP list of candidates. Gail presented that information to GECOM. Who the hell are you ? Go and ask GECOM if you need it so badly.

Knucklehead...the CEO of GECOM (and the PPP rep on GECOM) said they dont have the resource to verify or check any of this information...they have tio take it on good faith admission from the candidates and what they said in the media (GECOM made that reference to Shuman). 

So let me break this down for you PPP COOL-AID drinkers.

The fact that Gail saying this is no proof that she received confirmation from American authorities. Do you know if she did, and if she submitted legal documents from American authorities????

GECOM may not have the resource to check, but besides asking the candidates for their honesty, they can examine immigration records to check frequency of visits to specific countries.  This is not too much to do, and I am sure they will continue to review some of those who made similar admissions (Harmon, Greenidge, etc).   

GUYANESE politicians are too cunning, wicked, deceptive and will try to get away with as much as they could...you just cant take their words for it...

I am sure if GECOM continue to raise questions, they will find similar cases like that of Bandu and Shuman.

VishMahabir posted:
Sean posted:

GECOM accepted the PPP list of candidates. Gail presented that information to GECOM. Who the hell are you ? Go and ask GECOM if you need it so badly.

Knucklehead...the CEO of GECOM (and the PPP rep on GECOM) said they dont have the resource to verify or check any of this information...they have tio take it on good faith admission from the candidates and what they said in the media (GECOM made that reference to Shuman). 

So let me break this down for you PPP COOL-AID drinkers.

The fact that Gail saying this is no proof that she received confirmation from American authorities. Do you know if she did, and if she submitted legal documents from American authorities????

GECOM may not have the resource to check, but besides asking the candidates for their honesty, they can examine immigration records to check frequency of visits to specific countries.  This is not too much to do, and I am sure they will continue to review some of those who made similar admissions (Harmon, Greenidge, etc).   

GUYANESE politicians are too cunning, wicked, deceptive and will try to get away with as much as they could...you just cant take their words for it...

I am sure if GECOM continue to raise questions, they will find similar cases like that of Bandu and Shuman.

You must have a whole lot of experience dealing with your PNC bwoys. It's their trademark. They lie so much, they are starting to believe their own lies.

skeldon_man posted:
VishMahabir posted:
Sean posted:
Django posted:

Image result for Gail Teixeira

Any info on  Gail ? squatted the longest in Parliament holding Dual Citizenship.

PPP’s Gail Teixeira prepared to renounce her Canadian citizenship

President Jagdeo publicly announced to the media right after the presentation of list of candidates that Gail had in fact renounced her Canadian citizenship.

Yall askin Shuman and others for proof...so where is the proof that Gail gat it. 

Renounce is part of it, getting a letter from the foreign country acknowledging it is another.

I know that you are not of sound mind. What makes you think a foreign country will drop everything and respond to a request as this as an emergency? I don't normally don't SMFH, but I will do it for this.

DUMBO...dont shake your head too much, you gon hurt some of dem cells in that small pea brain of yours...

Read what I said above...and educate yourself...and stop "talkiing FAT" like your "chelas"...Sean, Dave and KP.

If you cant comprehemd this, I got something for you to shake.

VishMahabir posted:
ksazma posted:

Like everyone else, Gail has to substantiate her claim with proof. She doesn’t get a pass because she is white.

Exactly!

Renouncing does not mean shyte...this would be like Skeldon-Man shaking his head and saying he aint part of the LBQT community, but we all know he is...

Wuh yuh gat against de LGQT community? 😀

skeldon_man posted:

You must have a whole lot of experience dealing with your PNC bwoys. It's their trademark. They lie so much, they are starting to believe their own lies.

The BIGGEST LIE is the one who want to lead a country of less than a million people, a village boy, rising from the PYO, with another pulling the strings of his puppet...

You people lucky most of them Indos are not smart enough to recognize a fake when they see one...they gon chase dem out. 

VishMahabir posted:
skeldon_man posted:

You must have a whole lot of experience dealing with your PNC bwoys. It's their trademark. They lie so much, they are starting to believe their own lies.

The BIGGEST LIE is the one who want to lead a country of less than a million people, a village boy, rising from the PYO, with another pulling the strings of his puppet...

You people lucky most of them Indos are not smart enough to recognize a fake when they see one...they gon chase dem out. 

Racism trumps fake in Guyanese Politricks

Sean posted:
Django posted:

Image result for Gail Teixeira

Any info on  Gail ? squatted the longest in Parliament holding Dual Citizenship.

PPP’s Gail Teixeira prepared to renounce her Canadian citizenship

President Jagdeo publicly announced to the media right after the presentation of list of candidates that Gail had in fact renounced her Canadian citizenship.

“I received my renunciation since June 26, 2019. My Canadian citizenship was renounced by the Canadian authorities. I was the first of the whole group. Everyone said they were going to, they were going to, but I was done,” she said.

VishMahabir posted:
Sean posted:

GECOM accepted the PPP list of candidates. Gail presented that information to GECOM. Who the hell are you ? Go and ask GECOM if you need it so badly.

Knucklehead...the CEO of GECOM (and the PPP rep on GECOM) said they dont have the resource to verify or check any of this information...they have tio take it on good faith admission from the candidates and what they said in the media (GECOM made that reference to Shuman). 

So let me break this down for you PPP COOL-AID drinkers.

The fact that Gail saying this is no proof that she received confirmation from American authorities. Do you know if she did, and if she submitted legal documents from American authorities????

GECOM may not have the resource to check, but besides asking the candidates for their honesty, they can examine immigration records to check frequency of visits to specific countries.  This is not too much to do, and I am sure they will continue to review some of those who made similar admissions (Harmon, Greenidge, etc).   

GUYANESE politicians are too cunning, wicked, deceptive and will try to get away with as much as they could...you just cant take their words for it...

I am sure if GECOM continue to raise questions, they will find similar cases like that of Bandu and Shuman.

Corrections Vish , Gail have Canadian Citizenship.