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There are some who posted here on this forum that no elections petitions would be filed.  We now know that two were filed and the CJ has indicated that there will be full blown trial in one of them, i.e., witnesses will be called and cross examined etc.  The other one perhaps will be decided by legal arguments only.  Rather than getting the truth before the Court quickly to clear the air Jagdeo and Ali are claiming a procedural irregularity as they were not served.  What are they afraid of --the evidence that will be presented?

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CJ to hear preliminary issues on petitions on November 24

October 22 ,2020

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On November 24th acting Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire will commence hearing arguments on preliminary issues raised in the two election petitions filed by the main Opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) which is challenging the results of the March 2nd polls.

The announcement was made during a case management conference (CMC) this afternoon.

Douglas Mendes SC has raised the preliminary issue that because his clientsβ€”President Irfaan Ali and Bharrat Jagdeo were not served on time in accordance with the prescribed Rules, the petitions may themselves amount to a nullity.

No date has yet been fixed for hearing of the substantive petitions.

It has also not yet been determined by the Court whether the two petitions will be heard together.

@Django posted:

CJ to hear preliminary issues on petitions on November 24

October 22 ,2020,  Source

Douglas Mendes SC has raised the preliminary issue that because his clientsβ€”President Irfaan Ali and Bharrat Jagdeo were not served on time in accordance with the prescribed Rules, the petitions may themselves amount to a nullity.

Prescribed procedures must conform with the Rules of the Courts.

@Totaram posted:

There are some who posted here on this forum that no elections petitions would be filed.  We now know that two were filed and the CJ has indicated that there will be full blown trial in one of them, i.e., witnesses will be called and cross examined etc.  The other one perhaps will be decided by legal arguments only.  Rather than getting the truth before the Court quickly to clear the air Jagdeo and Ali are claiming a procedural irregularity as they were not served.  What are they afraid of --the evidence that will be presented?

The problem with you and Rochelle is that you cant seem to get over the fact that the coalition lost this election fair and square. They attempt to rig the outcome while the world was watching. Now the key riggers are in court. That is going to further hurt the coalition and their case.

No court is going to find that this election was fraudulent and that the coalition won. It would be asinine and it would put the judgment of that judge in question. Even if this case was to reach the CCJ, the members of the CCJ will not be disposed to buy into any convincing argument that this election was fraudulent. They were already treated to a litany of nonsense from the coalition....like what is the majority of 65...

When it comes to legal luminaries, the coalition has shown that they are not capable of arguing with a winning strategy.

Even if the case was tried and the coalition were to pull off a win, elections will not be held in a short period of time. People still remember the 5 months of torture and the PPP has done a good job so far in the short time they have been in office. A very disorganized PNC (APNU is dead) will not be able to win an election.

@VishMahabir posted:

The problem with you and Rochelle is that you cant seem to get over the fact that the coalition lost this election fair and square. They attempt to rig the outcome while the world was watching. Now the key riggers are in court. That is going to further hurt the coalition and their case.

No court is going to find that this election was fraudulent and that the coalition won. It would be asinine and it would put the judgment of that judge in question. Even if this case was to reach the CCJ, the members of the CCJ will not be disposed to buy into any convincing argument that this election was fraudulent. They were already treated to a litany of nonsense from the coalition....like what is the majority of 65...

When it comes to legal luminaries, the coalition has shown that they are not capable of arguing with a winning strategy.

Even if the case was tried and the coalition were to pull off a win, elections will not be held in a short period of time. People still remember the 5 months of torture and the PPP has done a good job so far in the short time they have been in office. A very disorganized PNC (APNU is dead) will not be able to win an election.

You seem to have decided the cases all the way to the ccj without a judge even looking at the evidence.  I am conversant enough with  the law to know that evidence matters. 

@Totaram posted:

You seem to have decided the cases all the way to the ccj without a judge even looking at the evidence.  I am conversant enough with  the law to know that evidence matters.

y’all pnc hacks would celebrate a win with the Guyana 32>33 judges but you will need real evidence for the CCJ..the Mingo/Lolobai circus won’t cut it...

@Rochelle posted:

Let the games begin...AGAIN!

Honestly, Totaram, I pray the truth shall prevail and the people will accept the ruling. But even the judicial system is bought. I do think this will once again be decided by the CCJ. Mendes is quite crafty, similar to his clients.

Weren't you the one who stated ad nauseum that the PPP will never be the government of Guyana, never again? Well they have been since August 2, 2020. You do realize that the CCJ thinks the Coalition and its lawyers are a bunch of jokers. You think they will rule any different from how they did in July. Forde is asking for the Recount Order to be tossed out. Sadly for him the CCJ already ruled that the order is valid. He is also stating that he will not be presenting any witnesses but sadly for him the CJ has told him that witnesses are expected so they can be cross examined. He is also asking for Granger to be reinstated as President based on Mingo's SOPs. So far Mingo's SOPs have be hidden away but sadly for Forde and Mingo the CJ said parties and summon any evidence they wish so Mingo's mutilated SOPs will make an appearance now even though the other High Court Judge denied it when the PPP asked for it in May. For the other petition Robertson was not prepared to provide the list of his witnesses even though his petition was filed over a month ago.

In a nutshell, all the Coalition and its lawyers will provide is another dog and pony show. Meanwhile the PPP/C government will continue to govern Guyana and bring relief and prosperity to the people of Guyana. More of Guyana's oil is being sold bringing in lots of cold hard cash to the government coffers.

And yes, the PPP/C is the government of Guyana. Since August 2, 2020.