General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party, Bharrat Jagdeo has indicated that his party may seek recount in several areas where it believes there were some minor errors in the vote count or tallying.
While not providing details at a midnight press conference, Mr. Jagdeo said the party is waiting on the official results from the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) before it contemplates its next move.
“There are couple of areas we are looking at where we believe may warrant a recount that we believe that the SOP was made in error and it didn’t reflect the tally sheet. So the only way you can only fix that mow is by getting a recount of the few of those boxes,” Mr. Jagdeo said.
Mr. Jagdeo believes that his party has been able to pull off wins and has made “in-roads” in areas that he said are traditionally supportive of the APNU.
He said in some areas where the race between the two parties is tight, he anticipates that both parties may request a recount, although admitting that that recount may not change much.
“There are many many areas in New Amsterdam that we went neck-to neck with APNU, where we would get ten votes in the past in a particular polling place, we almost getting equal numbers with APNU in many of those areas. So the results have been great even in New Amsterdam too,” Jagdeo said.
The PPP General Secretary said although his party is not projected to take control of those APNU controlled municipalities, the early results are showing that the PPP has been able to gain some ground in those areas.
“Nothing will change the overwhelming victory that the PPP has had at these local government elections where we swept a significant majority of the Local government bodies contesting. We picked up many areas which were formally controlled by APNU in the local government areas,” Jagdeo declared.
The Guyana Elections Commission is still to release the official results of the elections.