General Secretary of the People’s National Congress, Amna Ally today said the Chairman of the Elections Commission made the right call with her decision to merge the data from the house to house registration with the existing National Register of Registrants.
Speaking at the PNC’s weekly press conference, Ms. Ally shot down statements made by the Opposition Leader that the register will be compromised as nothing more than loose talk.
“As the Leader of the Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo makes loose statements at all times. I am not surprised that he has indicated that this list will be contaminated that this list will be contaminated when it is merged with the NRR (National Register of Registrants)…He must have forgotten that the Chief Justice ruled that the house-to-house registration is legal and is not unconstitutional”, Ally said.
The PNC General Secretary reminded that the Constitution of Guyana mandates that the Elections Commission shall exercise general direction and supervision over the registration of electors and administrative conduct of all elections of members of the National Assembly.
She said the PNC and the coalition government recognise the role and authority of the elections commission, adding that the PNC Reform and the coalition will continue to advocate for a credible list for the elections.
The house-to-house exercise comes to an end tomorrow.
The Guyana Elections Commission has indicated that there will be a merging of the data from the house to house registration and the national register and a preliminary voters list will be produced.
There will be an extended Claims and Objections period once that preliminary voter’s list is produced.