An APNU+AFC delegation led by Presidential Candidate, David Granger met with the Guyana Elections Commission late Wednesday and requested an end to recounting process which the Commission started for a number of polling stations.
The recount was requested by the People’s Progressive Party in several areas.
Granger said GECOM’s Chairman has committed to discussing the issue at a meeting of the Commission which started just after he wrapped up his meeting.
The APNU+AFC team also told reporters that GECOM has committed to releasing 94 percent of the statements of polls on Wednesday night.
Co – Chair of the Campaign Committee of the APNU+AFC Raphael Trotman said the start of a recount was premature.
He said the official request for a recount to GECOM contained no reason for the re – count. “It’s like they are making a request, it contains no reason and they have to understand that in this process they are a party just like the others,” Trotman added.
Trotman who is also an Attorney says if GECOM does not halt the recount, which he believes is illegal; it may engender a “ridiculous” situation.
“I appeal for the people to trust us to wait and watch but restraint from violence or provocative activity,” he said.
The ruling Party had said that there were irregularities including multiple voting and raised concerned over the number of rejected ballots and the absence of its agents during the count on Monday.
Granger said his team expressed concern that business had come to a virtual halt and uncertainty and tension was becoming dangerous. The APNU+AFC Presidential Candidate emphasized the need for a speedy declaration of results and bring this period of uncertainty to an end.
Meanwhile, APNU+AFC candidate Joseph Harmon is asking Guyanese to remain calm and trust that the party leadership that will do what is right by them.
“Violence will do nothing, we are the next government of this country and we are asking you to trust us because we will do what is right by you,” Harmon appealed.
The Opposition Coalition has already claimed victory.
GECOM is yet to say when the official results will be declared.