First Published: March 27th, 2020Last updated: March 28, 2020 at 5:55 am
While the international community continues to send strong warnings to Guyana of the dangers of electoral fraud, some high-ranking officials seem to be heeding the warning while others seem bent on facilitating the APNU/AFC’s actions to cling to power at all costs – even the cost of international sanctions.
Such is the showdown developing at the High Court today, March 27, as GECOM Chair Claudette Singh pushes for a recount which is in keeping with the ruling that the Chief Justice Roxanne George handed down on March 11.
“Once there is evidence that the electoral process was compromised then to ensure the impartiality, fairness and compliance with the provisions of the Constitution or of any Act of Parliament the commission is constitutionally mandated to intervene to ensure public confidence in the electoral process,” said GECOM Chair Claudette Singh through her lawyer Kim Kyte-Thomas. “This means that the commission can order a recount.”
On the other hand, Attorney at Law Neil Boston, who represents Keith Lowenfield, disagrees. “They can’t do that. To do that is unlawful. There is an election court that will have to review all the evidence by the persons who were there to determine whether there was some unlawful act or omission which affected the results.” – Attorney Neil Boston.
Attorney at Law Anil Nandlall, who represents the People’s Progressive Party/Civic, has hinted that, should the High Court fail to justify the matter, the Caribbean Court of Justice would be pursued.