The Guyana Elections Commission is likely to meet tomorrow to discuss the way forward following the Full Court’s decision to throw out the injunctions blocking a recount of votes.
The meeting was expected to take place today, but the Government nominated members of the Elections Commission requested time to study the Court’s ruling.
Opposition nominated Commissioners are furious that more time has been given for them to study the Court’s decision. Commissioner Sase Gunraj said the Court’s judgement in the matter was broadcast live, so he is not sure why the other Commissioners need more time to study the ruling.
In a joint statement, Commissioners Sase Gunraj, Bibi Shadick and Robeson Benn said they expected Chairman of GECOM, to summon a meeting almost immediately after the Court’s ruling to decide on the soonest possible time for commencement of the count and if necessary, to fine tune some of the details.
Mr. Gunraj told News Source that it is unacceptable for the delays to continue as the nation becomes even more tired waiting on the recount to get underway. He said a recount of the votes may be the only way for GECOM to get back some of the credibility that he believes it has lost since the elections.
“The nation and world anxiously await a resolution of this matter that is now one month old. We recall the numerous occasions on which such stalling measures were employed with the inevitable result being to facilitate some dilatory tactic or the other. A meeting should be called immediately. There are legal and constitutional remedies for non-attendance”, Gunraj said.
He said he hopes the local and foreign observers, as well as the international community, have been taking note of the latest delay.
Its been one month since Guyanese voted at the General and Regional Elections and are still awaiting a final declaration.