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“Never again!” – PPP tells election riggers

…as Guyana marks 1 year since threat to democracy

Calling out the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coalition for its attempts to reinvent itself, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has made it clear that with the reforms currently being undertaken, riggers will never again be able to hold the country hostage during an election.

https://guyanatimesgy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/DSC00148-1536x991.jpgPresident Irfaan Ali taking the Oath of Office before acting Chancellor of Judiciary Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards

In a statement sent out on Monday to herald the one-year anniversary of the March 2, 2020 General and Regional Elections, the PPP noted that among other things, the Government is engaged in pushing for a professional Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) that cannot be sabotaged by those from within its walls.

“To reinforce our commitment to ensure that our country is never placed in such a position again, the Party reiterates that efforts are being made in the following areas, among others, a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into what took place during the March 2020 electoral process, which will be staffed by independent professionals from the international community.”

https://guyanatimesgy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/ABCE-diplomats.jpgBritish High Commissioner Greg Quinn, EU Ambassador Fernando Ponz-Canto, US Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch, and Canadian High Commissioner Lilian Chatterjee

The party said it is also pushing for the “prosecution of those who committed election offences. A return of professionalism to GECOM, to repair the damaged public trust and confidence in the Commission; and efforts to amend the Representation of the People Act to: ensure transparency; clear methodology on how counting ballots are to proceed – including the publication of all Statements of Polls (SOPs) in the newspapers and the official gazette; and penalties for election fraud, among other issues.”

https://guyanatimesgy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Press-Briefing_Caricom-Heads-Guyana-1536x864.jpgPM Mia Mottley along with Prime Ministers Roosevelt Skerrit of Dominica; Dr Keith Mitchell of Grenada; Dr Ralph Gonsalves of St Vincent and the Grenadines; Dr Keith Rowley of Trinidad and Tobago. Also in photo is Caricom Secretary General Ambassador, Irwin LaRocque

According to the PPP, Guyanese endured a torrid year of mischief-making from the APNU/AFC coalition, aided by elements still embedded in the Secretariat of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), in undermining the will of the people.

The coalition’s saga of the conspiracy to steal the elections of March 2, 2020, the PPP noted, was undertaken with the clear objective of ensuring that, “by hook or by crook”, power was retained. “However, power for power’s sake sits on quicksand, a lesson the APNU+AFC Coalition ignored and felt that they could ride roughshod over the Constitution, the laws and the people Guyana.”

https://guyanatimesgy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/IMG_5539-resized-1536x1023.jpgSylvester King, Deputy Supervisor of Elections in St Vincent and the Grenadines; Cynthia Barrow-Giles, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Government at the University of the West Indies (UWI); and John Jarvis, Commissioner of the Antigua and Barbuda Electoral Commission

It added that the APNU/AFC coalition failed to recognise that much had changed since the 1980s and they miscalculated the power of the democratic will of the Guyanese people – the broad-based democratic forces and new and young pro-democracy voices, coupled with international and regional support. The dog-whistles sounded by the PNCR-led coalition were ignored.

Expressing its gratitude to the Guyanese people and the international community which took a stand on the side of Guyana’s democracy, the party reminded the APNU/AFC that the people will not forget what they stand for, however much it attempts to reinvent itself as pious, democracy-loving representatives of the people.

https://guyanatimesgy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Container-1-1536x832.jpgOne of the containers transporting Statements of Poll

“Simultaneously, work is also ongoing to heal hurts and bridge divisions that were created and exacerbated during the five months leading to August 2, 2020. President Dr Irfaan Ali has launched a One Guyana Commission. The Commission is tasked with taking practical steps to cement Guyana’s one society, encompassing and respecting the diversity from which our “oneness” springs.”

The party said that the Commission will also examine ways to ensure equal opportunities for education, employment and entrepreneurship, and the institutional strengthening of the existing Ethnic Relations Commission to make it more effective.

In the aftermath of the controversial five-month-long elections, a number of high-ranking GECOM officials have been investigated by the Police and charged for misconduct in public office and forgery.

https://guyanatimesgy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Jagdeo-1536x1025.jpgVice President Bharrat Jagdeo

They include Lowenfield, who on October 12, 2020, was slapped with six charges by the Police relating to forgery and misconduct in public office pertaining to his alleged role in the attempts to rig the March 2, 2020 General and Regional Elections.

The CEO is being accused of attempting to undermine the will of the people by repeatedly refusing to submit the verified results from the National Recount to Chair of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh, for a final declaration.

The National Recount exercise showed that the PPP/C won the elections with 233,336 votes. But Lowenfield had repeatedly refused to submit his final elections report with those figures, despite being so directed by the GECOM Chair on several occasions. However, he did submit unverified figures that would have given APNU/AFC the win.

https://guyanatimesgy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/96587414_10158111199687604_7987567692183764992_o.jpgA GECOM official carries a ballot box under Police guard

Lowenfield eventually complied, paving the way for the declaration and subsequent swearing-in of the new Government on August 2, 2020 – five months after elections were held. Also before the courts are Region Four Returning Officer Clairmont Mingo and Deputy CEO Roxanne Myers.

Following the elections and its attendant controversies, the Caribbean Community (Caricom) scrutinising team had recommended a political audit into the functioning of GECOM. President Ali has previously said that persons for the CoI could come from Caricom, the Commonwealth or the Organisation of American States (OAS).

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Oh! my country - a Prison House of Nations and Nationalities.

What is there to gloat about.

There is no economic governance with that attitude. Freedom evaded, only dominance. Today, it is the PPP. Another era when Freedom is secured from them, it will another time for the PNC.

These fools cannot see that the PNC always secure 33 seats. What kind of majority government does Ali have?

PNC generally secures less that 33 seats in a free and fair election.

PNC & AFC/APNU secure 33 seats.

During 1964 to 1985; it is well known locally and internationally by recognized organizations; PNC miraculously secured votes.

Elections were properly conducted in 1992 when the PPP won.

1964 -- PNC -- 40.5 % of the votes

1968 -- PNC -- 55.8 % 0f the votes

1973 -- PNC -- 70.1 % of the votes

1980 -- PNC -- 77.7 % of the votes

1985 -- PNC -- 78.5 % of the votes

1992 -- PNC -- 42.3 % of the votes

1992 -- PPP -- 53.5% of the votes

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1997 -- PPPC -- 55.3 % 0f the votes

1997 -- PNCR -- 40.5 % of the votes

2001 -- PPPC -- 53 % of the votes

2001 -- PNCR -- 41.8 % of the votes

2006 -- PPPC -- 54.6 % of the votes

2006 -- PNCR -- 34.0 % of the votes

2011 -- PPPC -- 48.6 % of the votes

2011 -- APNU -- 40.81 % 0f the votes

2015 -- PPPC -- 49.19 % of the votes

2015 -- APNU+AFC -- 50.3 % of the votes

2020 -- PPPC -- 50.69 % of the votes

2020 -- APNU+AFC --47.34 % of the votes

@Ramakant-P posted:

The PNC base is about 30% loyal. The PPP has 40%, loyal supporters.

Then the PPP needs to work harder to diminish the PNC base. I see they have fired a lot black people from the service already. Would the PPP hire more Indians in the Police force and the Army?

@Mitwah posted:

Then the PPP needs to work harder to diminish the PNC base. I see they have fired a lot black people from the service already. Would the PPP hire more Indians in the Police force and the Army?

The Indians have a choice and they go for the economic benefits. They like to work for themselves.

@Ramakant-P posted:

The Indians have a choice and they go for the economic benefits. They like to work for themselves.

So why do we hear crap about the GPF and GDF are for black people only when the Indians do this to themselves,? They're just whiners?

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@cain posted:

So why do we hear crap about the GPF and GDF are for black people only when the Indians do this to themselves,? They're just whiners?

As I said the Indians have a choice.  You hear crap from halfbreed anti-PPP coolies.

@Ramakant-P posted:

As I said the Indians have a choice.  You hear crap from halfbreed anti-PPP coolies.

Do you know the "halfbreeds" almost 20 % of the Guyana population and twice the Amerindians . Also Indo Guyanese are decreasing . Census is due next year ,let see how the PPP will play hardball. They sat on the 2012 Census never declared it.

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@Django posted:

Do you know the "halfbreeds" almost 20 % of the Guyana population and twice the Amerindians . Also Indo Guyanese are decreasing . Census is due next year ,let see how the PPP will play hardball. They sat on the 2012 Census never declared it.

It doesn't matter.  They will still win the next election.

@Ramakant-P posted:

Never again, the PNC will be allowed to rig another Election.

Never again the the PPP will be allowed to rig elections.



Chronology of Democracy thru Elections in Guyana

1 .1992 Elections ,after voters turn up to vote  at  the place of poll and their names wasn't on the voters list ,they showed up to protest at the GECOM Office , an area was prepared for them to vote ,the votes was never counted.

2. 1997 Election declared null and void 3 years later . The court found that about, 30,000 persons, just under one- tenth of the total eligible voters, were denied the chance to exercise their franchise. Source

3. In 2006, the AFC won a seat in Region 10 of which Samuel Hinds squatted on for five years. The AFC did file an elections Petition, which was never heard.

4. In 2011, the then CEO of GECOM Mr. Gocool Boodo attempted to give the PPPc an extra seat for them to have a majority. However, this was thwarted by Commissioner Vincent Alexander who was alert and avoided such. Hence, the APNU+AFC was given parliamentary majority.

5. In 2015 Elections . Again, attempt was made to change figures by way of inserting “fake SOPs”.The act was thwarted.

6. March 2, 2020 elections ???

@Ramakant-P posted:

As I said the Indians have a choice.  You hear crap from halfbreed anti-PPP coolies.

@Django posted:

Do you know the "halfbreeds" almost 20 % of the Guyana population and twice the Amerindians . Also Indo Guyanese are decreasing . Census is due next year ,let see how the PPP will play hardball. They sat on the 2012 Census never declared it.

@Ramakant-P posted:

It doesn't matter.  They will still win the next election.

It matters ,winning fairly is pipe dreams.

@Django posted:

It matters ,winning fairly is pipe dreams.

Like the PNC won fairly between 1968 and 1985 inclusive. The PPP never lost a fair and free election.  The International community caught the PNC steal votes in the 2020 Election. 

@Ramakant-P posted:

Like the PNC won fairly between 1968 and 1985 inclusive.

The PPP never lost a fair and free election.

The International community caught the PNC steal votes in the 2020 Election.

When there was fair elections ?

@Django posted:

Never again the the PPP will be allowed to rig elections.



Chronology of Democracy thru Elections in Guyana

1 .1992 Elections ,after voters turn up to vote  at  the place of poll and their names wasn't on the voters list ,they showed up to protest at the GECOM Office , an area was prepared for them to vote ,the votes was never counted.

2. 1997 Election declared null and void 3 years later . The court found that about, 30,000 persons, just under one- tenth of the total eligible voters, were denied the chance to exercise their franchise. Source

3. In 2006, the AFC won a seat in Region 10 of which Samuel Hinds squatted on for five years. The AFC did file an elections Petition, which was never heard.

4. In 2011, the then CEO of GECOM Mr. Gocool Boodo attempted to give the PPPc an extra seat for them to have a majority. However, this was thwarted by Commissioner Vincent Alexander who was alert and avoided such. Hence, the APNU+AFC was given parliamentary majority.

5. In 2015 Elections . Again, attempt was made to change figures by way of inserting “fake SOPs”.The act was thwarted.

6. March 2, 2020 elections ???

6. March 2, 2020 elections ???
Mingo and lolobai use a cardboard box and bedsheet to show the civilized live and direct how the PNC does rig an election hah hahaha [maniacal laughter]

@sachin_05 posted:

6. March 2, 2020 elections ???
Mingo and lolobai use a cardboard box and bedsheet to show the civilized live and direct how the PNC does rig an election hah hahaha [maniacal laughter]

Oww bhai ,you forgetting the 2020 recount revealed the other riggers ,wondering why it's swept under the carpet. It's easy to crack how they do it ,ask the Indo-Guyanese J.P.

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@Django posted:

Oww bhai ,you forgetting the 2020 recount revealed the other riggers ,wondering why it's swept under the carpet. It's easy to crack how they do it ,ask the Indo-Guyanese J.P.

The recount was done by Mingo and Lowenfield.  They were eventually charged for fraud.

This is what the PPP is going to prevent in the future. Never again will the PPP allow the PNC to rig another election.

Remember, you can't shut me up.

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@Django posted:

Oww bhai ,you forgetting the 2020 recount revealed the other riggers ,wondering why it's swept under the carpet. It's easy to crack how they do it ,ask the Indo-Guyanese J.P.

I can point to hundreds independent ofsources that says the recount represents the will of the people but I bet yuh JP [jumbie padna] can come up with anything other than what came out of the PNC rearend hahahahaha

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@sachin_05 posted:

I can point to hundreds independent of sources that says the recount represents the will of the people but I bet yuh JP [jumbie padna] can come up with anything other than what came out of the PNC rearend hahahahaha

Ha..ha..hold on to your sources ,there are smarter people than that crew.

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@Ramakant-P posted:

The recount was done by Mingo and Lowenfield.  They were eventually charged for fraud.

This is what the PPP is going to prevent in the future. Never again will the PPP allow the PNC to rig another election.

Remember, you can't shut me up.

Just making a mockery of  yourself .

@Django posted:

Oww bhai ,you forgetting the 2020 recount revealed the other riggers ,wondering why it's swept under the carpet. It's easy to crack how they do it ,ask the Indo-Guyanese J.P.

Bai, the only thing the 2020 recount revealed was how much the PNC handlers at GECOM and its secretariat tried to steal the 2020 elections from the citizens of Guyana. Don't forget Lowenfield presented six different sets of totals of the votes cast in that elections. Why you think he is still before the courts?

The Coalition 'evidence' of fraud are just like Trump's. Baseless.

Seriously though. The government needs to expend all efforts to ensure the PNC and its handlers never again even try to steal an election. One way to ensure that is to campaign as hard as possible to ensure the PNC never again sit on the seat of government. They have proven time and again that they are both incapable of governing as well as unwilling to accept the will of the voters.

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@Ilum posted:

Bai, the only thing the 2020 recount revealed was how much the PNC handlers at GECOM and its secretariat tried to steal the 2020 elections from the citizens of Guyana.

Don't forget Lowenfield presented six different sets of totals of the votes cast in that elections. Why you think he is still before the courts?

The Coalition 'evidence' of fraud are just like Trump's. Baseless.

Buying every thing hook line ans sinker ,when favors the PPP/C ,read the declaration of the Elections ,there are some wordings attention need to be paid to.

Any idea when is the trial ?

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