The opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic has declared that it no longer has confidence in the Guyana Elections Commission and it wants to see the Chairman of the Commission, Dr. Steve Surujbally tender his resignation.
The Opposition party’s call for the Elections Commission Chairman to resign comes even as the party is preparing to move to the High Court with an elections petition challenging the results of the just concluded elections.
In a statement on Monday evening, the party said it had complained repeatedly about some of the problems at the GECOM and most of those complaints were ignored and that may have led to its defeat at the polls.
“Our positions remain the same today in the face of the refusal of GECOM to conduct the recount of a close-finish race, the PPP/C considers the APNU-AFC government as de facto coming in on fraudulent elections. These events, not surprising, have contributed to the loss of confidence in the GECOM machinery and more particularly it’s Chairman, Dr. Surujbally. The PPP/C calls for the immediate resignation of Dr. Surujbally as Chairman.”
The PPP believes that the elections were fraudulent although all of the observer missions and the US, British and Canadian governments have indicated that the 2015 elections were free fair and credible.
The party has urged its supporters to remain mobilized for further action and be “committed to the defense of democracy in Guyana.”