Georgetown, Guyana, South America.
Day 17, the 22nd of May, 2020 saw the counting of 87 more ballot boxes at the Arthur Chung Convention Center in Georgetown, Guyana, South America.
During day 17 of the ongoing recount process, accusations from the APNU/AFC continue to soar that the PPP/C had engaged in fraudulent electoral practices which resulted in anomalies. However, little evidence is being produced to back up these allegations. GECOM Chair, Claudette Singh, said that those who are making accusations are responsible for proving same. Meanwhile, several persons who were accused of being dead and migrated came on camera to refute such claims saying that they were very much alive and in the country for the voting exercise.
Chairman of ANUG, Mr. Timothy Jonas, also made a compelling statement in support of the PPP/C. With a touch of humor and wit, he said in essence that if the PPP/C were able to pull off such a stunt in the presence of such strong scrutiny by party agents and local and international observers, then they deserve to be in power because they have extraordinary brains.
Mr. Jonas had been banished from the recount site after a Ministry of Health official accused him of having COVID symptoms and required him to take a test. After testing negative, the ban was removed.
Meanwhile, PPP/C agents continue to post screenshots of evidence showing how elections officer for Region 4, Mr. Clairmont Mingo, altered the values on the spreadsheet in favor of the APNU/AFC.
Further, in a press interview, when Mr. Granger was asked whether he would be willing to accept victory from the recount process even though his party claims the electoral process was fraudulent, he responded, “I cannot answer that.”