Press Statement by Leader of the Opposition the Hon. Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo M.P.,
Today, I submitted to President David Granger, the names of six (6) persons for the appointment of a Chairman of GECOM, pursuant to the provisions of Article 161(2) of the Constitution of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana. The six (6) names are as follows:Continue reading OPPOSITION LEADER SUBMITS NEW GECOM NOMINEES
Following the unfruitful discussions between Opposition Parliamentarians and Attorneys-at-law, Priya Manickchand and Anil Nandlall, and Attorney General, Basil Williams, a request has been made for a date to be set for the next meeting.
The People’s Progressive Party held a public forum on Friday last at which the imbroglio surrounding the nomination of a list of persons from which the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is to be appointed was discussed.
The well attended event saw presentations from General Secretary and Leader of the Opposition Dr Bharrat Jagdeo; former Attorney General and current Member of Parliament Anil Nandlall; Attorney-at-law Ronald Burchsmith and Nigel Hinds who represented civil society. Continue reading PPP hosts Public Forum on GECOM
Opposition Leader, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, said that President David Granger has not responded to his request for clarification on what he meant by saying that the six names he submitted as the nominees for GECOM Chair “do not seem” to confirm with constitutional requirements, nor has he responded to his request for an urgent meeting on the matter.
The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) expressed its concerns regarding the rejection of a list of six persons from which the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is to be selected that was earlier submitted by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo.
In a statement issued on Monday the party said that the reasons offered for the rejection are “bewildering”.
People’s Progressive Party General Secretary Clement Rohee told a press conference earlier this morning that Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Dr Steve Surujbally has proceeded on 90 days annual leave.
However, what is of concern to his party is that since proceeding on leave on September 1st Rohee said that no meetings of the commission have been held save an except for one. This he said is in spite of there being a number of substantive issues to be dealt with.