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Police to question PNC’s Volda Lawrence on Monday over electoral fraud

…APNU/AFC misrepresents, sensationalises Police request

Chairperson of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) – the leading party of the APNU fraction of the coalition – Volda Lawrence, is expected to be interrogated by the Guyana Police Force on Monday in relation to allegations of electoral fraud following the March 2, 2020 General and Regional Elections.

Lawrence was initially asked by the Police Force to present herself at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Headquarters on Saturday for the allegations to be put to her.  However, the meeting has been postponed to Monday, a police source confirmed

https://guyanatimesgy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Volda-Lawrence-640x420.jpgPNCR Chair, Volda Lawrence

However, the Force has expressed concerns over the distortions, misrepresentation and sensationalisation being peddled by the APNU/AFC coalition regarding its request for the PNCR Chair to present herself at CID.

Earlier on Saturday, the coalition issued a statement in which it said: “This sudden and unnecessary demand for Ms Lawrence to present herself at the CID Headquarters, late on a Saturday afternoon [at 16:15h]…” is harassment against the APNU/AFC leadership, activists and supporters.

But in response, the police explained that it had not demanded but merely invited Lawrence, through her lawyer Nigel Hughes, to the CID Headquarters. It was noted that Attorney Hughes had initially indicated that he would have taken his client in at 10:00h on Saturday but later contacted investigators and requested their discretion for him to instead take Lawrence in at 16:00h.

“The police investigators had no difficulty in acceding to the attorney’s request and so the time for Ms Lawrence to report to the CID location in the company of her attorney was duly re-scheduled as requested,” the missive from the GPF detailed.

As such, it went on to say “The GPF notes with grave concern the distorted and blatantly false statements in the said press release issued by APNU/AFC, which falsely claims that the police demanded that Ms, Lawrence come to the CID late on the said Saturday, October 10 afternoon. This claim is completely erroneously and can only be viewed as a convenient attempt to create public mischief and impede the ongoing Police investigations into the March 2, 2020, post-elections incidents.”

The Police Force is currently probing allegations of attempts to rig the March 2 elections after receiving “formal reports” back in August. Already, the police have arrested and charged several staff at the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) for the role they played in the events after the March 2 polls.

However, even as the police investigations are ongoing, Lawrence is already facing private criminal charges jointly with embattled Region Four Returning Officer, Clairmont Mingo, for forging electoral documents in an effort to defraud the country.

Back in March, Charles Ramson Jr, who had served as PPP/C’s Counting Agent, had filed private criminal charges against Mingo and Lawrence following the RO’s declaration of unverified results for Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica).

Lawrence was arraigned in August on this charge and placed a $100,000 bail. The matter is still pending in court.

The particulars of the charge state that Mingo, having been procured by Lawrence on or about March 5 at the Command Centre for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on High and Hadfield Streets, uttered to the Chief Elections Officer (CEO), Keith Lowenfield, the election results for Region Four, knowing it to be forged, with intent to defraud the people of Guyana.

GECOM, despite being barred by an injunction, went ahead and published the Form 24s [which is the election declaration] for all regions on its website. This included the unverified declaration for Region Four – Guyana’s largest voting district.

Mingo’s declaration, which was subsequently set aside by Chief Justice (ag) Roxane George, was signed by him and Lawrence – the lone representative from the political parties that contested the elections. The other parties had objected to the declaration after the verification process was not fully complied with by the Returning Officer.

It was subsequently unearthed during the National Recount exercise that Mingo had heavily inflated the figures to give the then APNU/AFC incumbent a lead at the polls.

However, the recount exercise showed that the PPP/C won the elections with 233,336 votes, while the coalition secured 217,920 votes – a difference of some 15,416 votes.

As such, Mingo was charged by the police and arraigned last month on four counts of misconduct in public office. He is currently on $600,000 bail.

In addition, he is also facing the private criminal charge jointly with Lawrence, for which he is currently out on self-bail. (G8)

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@Ramakant-P posted:

She is going down.  A self-proclaimed racist should never be allowed to hold a public offi

That woman single-handedly stop the country from a racial blood bath. Volda should get Guyana's highest award Order of Excellence. That woman risk her life and travelled all over Berbice asking people to behave peacefully and respect the human rights of others.  Order of Excellence for Volda.

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@Prashad posted:

That woman single-handedly stop the country from a racial blood bath. Volda should get Guyana's highest award Order of Excellence. That woman risk her life and travelled all over Berbice asking people to behave peacefully and respect the human rights of others.  Order of Excellence for Volda.

She is still a racist. Nice try.

Volda Lawrence arrested as electoral fraud probe continues

Chairperson of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) – the largest party in the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) Coalition – was taken into Police custody today as the investigations into the activities following the March 02 General and Regional Elections continues.

Lawrence, the company of her attorney Nigel Hughes, turned up at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) after she was invited for questioning in relation to the part she played in the elections.

https://guyanatimesgy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/WhatsApp-Image-2020-10-13-at-1.23.35-PM.jpegVolda Lawrence and her attorney Nigel Hughes making their way into the CID Headquarters

While there, she was taken into custody and remains detained.

Hughes who told reporters that Lawrence was arrested in relation to the activities at the Office the Returning Officer for Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) where attempts were made declare fraudulent results for that district.

Lawrence was supposed to report to the CID on Monday but requested to do so today instead.

Since last Saturday, Police had asked that she present herself with respect to the allegations against her but this did not materialise.

The Police Force is currently probing allegations of attempts to rig the March 2 elections after receiving formal reports back in August.

It is in the interest of the PPP to engage this lady and have discussions with her to help unite the country. The PNC is split and Volda can bring a different kind of politics to the arena.    

@lil boy posted:

It is in the interest of the PPP to engage this lady and have discussions with her to help unite the country. The PNC is split and Volda can bring a different kind of politics to the arena.    

Are you insane? Volda is a self-proclaimed racist. The PPP had bridged the racial gap. They are very inclusive. They have a partnership with CIVIC society. The PPP does not engage criminals. Do you comprehend?

Volda went to West Berbice and spoke out against the incitement of Granger/harmon. If you understand politics, you will know that when there is a division, you befriend that one that is most popular in the opposing camp and with whom you can work. You do that to the best of your ability and when the leadership of the PNC comes up, you support her for it. Politics 100.    

@lil boy posted:

Volda went to West Berbice and spoke out against the incitement of Granger/harmon. If you understand politics, you will know that when there is a division, you befriend that one that is most popular in the opposing camp and with whom you can work. You do that to the best of your ability and when the leadership of the PNC comes up, you support her for it. Politics 100.    

Stop babbling! Volda is a racist.  Volda tried to do damage control and failed. Next time you should address your comments to those coolies who support the AFC and the PNC.

Ramakant shut your Jaganite racist backside. Go take a Jaganite bull sh-t and cool out. Every poor East Indian person in Guyana owe this woman a debt of gratitude.

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@Prashad posted:

Ramakant shut your Jaganite racist backside. Go take a Jaganite bull sh-t and cool out. Every poor East Indian person in Guyana owe this woman a debt of gratitude.

Ramacan't is too dumb with Barrat crookedness to fully understand.

@Ramakant-P posted:

Are you insane? Volda is a self-proclaimed racist. The PPP had bridged the racial gap. They are very inclusive. They have a partnership with CIVIC society. The PPP does not engage criminals. Do you comprehend?

PPP/C = PPP/Criminals.

@Ramakant-P posted:

The 'C" stands for Criminals.  You just told me that you are a criminal, being a member of the CIVIC society. Congrats! boy!

O laad...dis man is a comedian.  You think Dave Chapelle funny?  Kakakant could be on Comedy Central.

@Vish M posted:

When will she be jailed

It looks like you didn't sleep last night. You should ask Django about that. He is accusing the PPP of electoral fraud, when in fact Mingo, Lowenfied, and Volda are being charged with complicity in electoral fraud.

@Ramakant-P posted:

It looks like you didn't sleep last night.

You should ask Django about that. He is accusing the PPP of electoral fraud,

when in fact Mingo, Lowenfied, and Volda are being charged with complicity in electoral fraud.

Yes !!! there are FRAUD in PPP strongholds ,the recount proven the occurrences ,missing poll books and other statutory documents. The reports are in the public domain.

The focus is on Mingo ,Lowenfield ,Volda and others ,while some ,especially supporters of the PPP ,shove the fraud under the carpet .

@Django posted:

Yes !!! there are FRAUD in PPP strongholds ,the recount proven the occurrences ,missing poll books and other statutory documents. The reports are in the public domain.

The focus is on Mingo ,Lowenfield ,Volda and others ,while some ,especially supporters of the PPP ,shove the fraud under the carpet .

The PNC took everything with them when they stopped counting the ballots. The missing poll books and other stationery documents were in the hands of Lowenfield.  The Police did what they had to do to seek justice. The PNC stole ballots from the PPP stronghold and added them to the Coalition tally.  They were caught.  Thank god for the foreign observers.

@Ramakant-P posted:

The PNC took everything with them when they stopped counting the ballots.

The missing poll books and other stationery documents were in the hands of Lowenfield.

The Police did what they had to do to seek justice.

The PNC stole ballots from the PPP stronghold and added them to the Coalition tally.

They were caught.  Thank god for the foreign observers.

Let the Court prove it !!!

It turns out the foreign observers was in cahoots for regime change ,interest at stake ,so the corrupted was planted .The GUYANESE PEOPLE will take their COUNTRY BACK.

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The foreign observers were in cahoots? Okay, how do you explain Ramphal, Ron Sanders, Hillary Beckles, Mia, the CCJ, etc? These are all Caribbean or local based. And while you are thinking tell us who and how many went for APNU?    

@lil boy posted:

The foreign observers were in cahoots? Okay, how do you explain Ramphal, Ron Sanders, Hillary Beckles, Mia, the CCJ, etc? These are all Caribbean or local based. And while you are thinking tell us who and how many went for APNU?    

Who cares about APNU? The PPP is in power.

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