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No election date, no meeting with Granger – Jagdeo

in Constitution, Elections, News, Parliament, Politics February 28, 2019,

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday ruled out giving into President David Granger’s request to meet next Wednesday to discuss election-related matters.

Jagdeo said unless an election date is put on the table, he would not meet with the President and he has since abandoned his plans to write to the Guyanese leader setting out some conditions and suggesting additional agenda items. “Unless there is a time for election on the agenda, there will be no meeting,” he said.

“There is no merit to meet on the two issues that he has asked me to meet on because they are provided for in the Constitution of Guyana,” said Jagdeo who is also General Secretary of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP).

“I do have a choice. we will not at this stage vote to extend the life of this government,” he said.

He also railed against the President for dispatching two separate letters to the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), James Patterson, concerning preparations for general elections.

“He has to say why he issued two (letters) to the Chairman of GECOM which contradict each other,” said Jagdeo as he repeatedly accused the Guyanese leader of engaging in “fraudulent behaviour”. He said the election commissioners received one letter.

The Opposition Leader suggested that the President came under internal political pressure after the first letter had been dispatched and he sent a second letter. “If there are two letters, which is the one that we will use?” he asked.

At the heart of Jagdeo’s grouse is whether the second letter now opens the door for further delaying tactics on the date for holding general elections.

Jagdeo, the PPP and its election commissioners have maintained that the governing coalition, its elections commissioners and GECOM are delaying the holding of elections within 90 days triggered by a no-confidence motion passed on December 21.

If the deadline for holding general elections is not extended by a two-thirds majority of the 65-seat National Assembly, some experts say the country would face a major constitutional crisis.

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Nehru posted:

The REAL President of Guyana is the REAL DEAL, No wonder he is loved and admired by the Guyanese people

Correct Nehru.

Focus is elections by 19/20 March, 2019. No ifs, buts or otherwise.

Prince posted:

So Jagdeo is playing tough with Granger? Jagdeo should remember how many time Granger has outsmarted him. 

I bet Granger just sucked his teeth and took his medication.  If they don't meet then GECOM cannot host an election so I doubt that Granger is crying.

Here is what is happening. Jagdeo isn't ready either, but after all of his screams he cannot say so.  Irfaangate is a scandal and he cannot decide on which House Slave will be his presidential candidate. Maybe his PPP milk no longer is rotten.

I do think that Juan Edghill and Irfaan Alli will make a good team though.  The thug and the idiot!

Baseman posted:

This is the correct approach by BJ.  Granger playing games.  

Anyway, me happy me family get dem award before the PNC get booted from office!

Granger is playing the game that he wishes.  The ABC nations advised that they should meet. When they call him to get a progress report he will say that Baby Kong doesn't want to meet so there cannot be an election.

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