First Published: 8th July, 2020Last updated: July 9, 2020 at 10:32 am
8th of July, 2020. Georgetown, Guyana, South America.
The Caribbean Court of Justice has today, 8th of July, 2020, struck down the ruling of Guyana’s Court of Appeals by ruling that the Court of Appeal did not have the jurisdiction to hear the Evelyn David Case which sought, on the basis of alleged fraud, to block GECOM from declaring the PPP/C the winner of the March 2, 2020 elections.
The CCJ further ruled that the report prepared on June 23rd by the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield, in which he autonomously scrapped over 115,000 votes, is illegal and invalid. The CCJ called on all parties to respect the rule of law and allow a democratic transition of government based on the CARICOM certified recount results.
In presenting his summary, Justice Saunders stated that the Caribbean Court of Justice cannot turn a blind eye to the plight of the Guyanese people who have been waiting over four months for an elections result.