In a letter to the Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission, the People’s Progressive Party is requesting that she reveals discussions that the President had when he met with GECOM Officials and the CARICOM high-level team during his visit to the recount centre on Sunday.
According to the PPP, since the President has declined to make known the discussions, it believes the Chairperson should inform the Commissioners and the Political Parties on the nature of the discussions.
The PPP said the President was offered the “extraordinary privilige” and “preferential treatment” of meeting the CARICOM high-level team and GECOM officials and that must now be accorded to all Presidential Candidates.
At a press conference just after his visit to the recount site and the “brief” meetings with the GECOM officials and the CARICOM team, the President said that there were issues that were raised with him during his visit, but he would prefer for the Chairperson and the Commissioners of GECOM to deliberate on those issues that will have to result in decisions that have to be made by the Commission.
News Source understands that the CARICOM team has raised some concern about the timeline for the recount and the length of the extension that will have to be put in place.
The Elections Commission has not given a clear indication of the length of the possible extention.
On Monday, the Public Relations Officer of GECOM, Yolanda Ward, said during the meetings with the President, he expressed his gratefulness for the progress of the recount and also noted his expectations that the process will be concluded in an expeditious manner.