Granger invites Jagdeo to general elections-related talks

http://demerarawaves.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/jagdeo_granger_gail_anil.jpg(L-R) Attorney Anil Nandlall, Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira, President David Granger and Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo. (file photo)

President David Granger has invited Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo to meet with him next week Wednesday to possibly explore extending the deadline by which general elections should be held and also funding for the polls.

Neither Jagdeo nor Opposition Chief Whip, Gail Teixeira could be reached to ascertain whether Jagdeo would back down from his so far known reluctance to meet with the President.

In a letter dated February 25, 2019, Minister of State Joseph Harmon invited the Opposition Leader to meet with the President on March 6, 2019 at 11 am at the Ministry of the President.

Down on the proposed agenda are the National Assembly’s constitutional role in the current situation, and the Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) readiness and requirements for poll funding to enable it to conduct general and regional elections.

The Minister of State informed the Opposition Leader that the President has already written to the Chairman of GECOM, James Patterson telling him that the seven-member elections management authority should get ready to conduct the elections.

“The President wishes to advise that he has written to the Chairman of GECOM urging him to initiate arrangements for the conduct of general and regional elections and committing to support his request for financing those elections,” Harmon told Jagdeo.

Unofficial estimates are that GECOM needs about GYD$2.2 billion to finance the conduct of the polls that should have been held by March 19 or 20, 2019 following the National Assembly’s approval of the no-confidence motion on December 21, 2018.

However, the GECOM Secretariat had said it did not receive the green-light from the commissioners to begin preparations for the polls, claims and objections or house-to-house registration.

Eventually, a controversial vote among the commissioners saw them by majority deciding that GECOM should continue its routine work for 2019, inform the President that money was needed for the elections and that no election could be held in March.

The Guyana Constitution provides for the 90-day deadline to be extended by a two-thirds’ vote of the National Assembly.

Jagdeo has so far refused to lend his People’s Progressive Party’s support for extending the deadline because he said his party and commissioners were not to be blamed, but that the responsibility should be borne by a section of the commission and the governing coalition in the Granger administration’s quest to hold on to power.

But the governing coalition and its commissioners have been demanding house-to-house registration to remove the names of deceased, migrants and also those who have changed their places of residence in Guyana.

The last house-to-house registration was conducted more than seven years ago.

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Demerara_Guy posted:

Granger invites Jagdeo to general elections-related talks

President David Granger has invited Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo to meet with him next week Wednesday to possibly explore extending the deadline by which general elections should be held and also funding for the polls.

The specific issues are of substance.

Baseman posted:

Explore extending the deadline!!!!

HE Granger skonting around with Jagdeo!  Is weh Irfy deh?

Dat is an old picture. 

Irfaan taking a lil break, he having roti and dhall for dinner. 

Granger got Jagdeo right where he wants him. Believe me, he is a better strategist than Jagdeo is. Granger is playing with Jagdeo like a little boy. Remember that it was Jagdeo who first up the GECOM readiness and extension matter in the first meeting with Granger.  He should have never done this because they ought to have known this. Now that the 90 days period is closing in, he wants to discuss election and extension. When I first wrote here that Jagdeo should not meet with Granger unless Dissolution of Parliament was on the agenda, some on GNI did not agree with me. Will Dissolution of Parliament be on this agenda? I doubt it. 

Mark my words Jagdeo will not negotiate anything but will giveGranger everything he wants. 

Demerara_Guy posted:
Drugb posted:

Rass de deadline approaches and Jackass Granger finally shuffling his feet. 

Probably, he now realise that 19/20 March 2019 is fast approaching.

While you all might bow and grovel to "Lord Bharat" not all of us do.  So tell Jagdeo to go select his black slave to be the PM candidate if indeed he is ready for the election in 3 weeks!

Just to show that Jagdeo isnt God he selected Irfaan as his stooge sending many in the PPP into rage. Daily we see letters from PPP supporters about this.   A letter writer today alleges that at a meeting with diplomats Irfaan said nothing and Jagdeo dominated the show.

 

caribny posted:
Demerara_Guy posted:
Drugb posted:

Rass de deadline approaches and Jackass Granger finally shuffling his feet. 

Probably, he now realise that 19/20 March 2019 is fast approaching.

While you all might bow and grovel to "Lord Bharat" not all of us do.

Quite interesting on the use of your words and descriptions of others.

In your line of thinking; perhaps you with others are on your knees, heads buried in the sand and praising your political "Lord and Saviour".

Demerara_Guy posted:
 

In your line of thinking; perhaps you with others are on your knees, heads buried in the sand and praising your political "Lord and Saviour".

No I leave that for you. Reverence for Burnham because he created this sacred text that you revere and to Jagdeo who can do no wrong.

caribny posted:
Demerara_Guy posted:

In your line of thinking; perhaps you with others are on your knees, heads buried in the sand and praising your political "Lord and Saviour".

No I leave that for you. Reverence for Burnham because he created this sacred text that you revere and to Jagdeo who can do no wrong.

While on your knees and head buried in the sand ... 

Read s-l-o-w-l-y .. yet again ...

1. Burnham created the constitution when he "miraculously" secured more than two-thirds of the MPs for his political party.

2. Needed changes require as a minimum two-thirds of the MPs.

3. After the elections in 1992, the number of PPPC or PNCR/Others are in the 30's.

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