With the Guyana Elections Commission still to decide on a way forward with its preparations for early elections, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo believes the Commission must move with more readiness.
At his weekly press briefing this afternoon, Mr. Jagdeo echoed the sentiments of other members of his party that the Commission should end the ongoing house-to-house registration exercise and begin a claims and objections period with the old voters’ list.
“People are out there waiting, the enumerators are in a limbo, Guyanese people are in limbo. The Commission said they are waiting on the Chief Justice’s ruling…”, Jagdeo noted.
He said the ruling by the Chief Justice is clear that persons who were previously registered cannot be removed from the national register because of their absence during the current house to house exercise.
The Chief Justice also ruled that the house-to-house exercise is not illegal and she could not set a date or timeline for elections.
But the Opposition Leader is adamant that the Commission must move ahead quickly with preparations for the polls.
He accused the Commission’s secretariat of always presenting timelines that appear in line with what the government wants.
The Guyana Elections Commission is set to meet again tomorrow to continue looking at a way forward with the elections preparations.
Over 270,000 persons have already been registered despite the calls by the Opposition for the process to be boycotted.