PRESS STATEMENT: WHAT QUALIFIES DAVID GRANGER OVER AND ABOVE ANY OF THE TWELVE NAMES SUBMITTED?

PRESS STATEMENT

The President continues to publicly insult and denigrate outstanding Guyanese of high professional rectitude and who have made sterling contributions in various endeavors to this country and its people.

In the latest edition of ‘The Public Interest’, the President callously remarked that even a ‘blind man’ would have seen that the second set of names submitted to him for the appointment of a Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), did not meet the ‘criteria laid down.’ Continue reading PRESS STATEMENT: WHAT QUALIFIES DAVID GRANGER OVER AND ABOVE ANY OF THE TWELVE NAMES SUBMITTED?

OPINION: President’s reference to constitution wholly and entirely inaccurate

By Charles Ramson Jr

Attorney-at-law

The letter received by the Leader of the Opposition from President Granger wherein Granger rejected the second list of persons from which a Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission, not unacceptable to the President, shall be appointed (once a list is submitted by the Leader of the Opposition) concludes with the following, “I have examined the Curricula Vitae of the six persons in light of the criteria defined in my letter to you dated 2017.03.14. Continue reading OPINION: President’s reference to constitution wholly and entirely inaccurate

OPPOSITION LEADER SUBMITS NEW GECOM NOMINEES

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

PPP/C requests date for second meeting on GECOM Chairperson

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.

Nandlall, in a letter on Thursday, requested that Williams set “the earliest date possible” for the next meeting. Continue reading PPP/C requests date for second meeting on GECOM Chairperson

PPP hosts Public Forum on GECOM

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

GECOM Chairman Imbroglio: Granger relying on the provisions of 1980 Burnham Constitution

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.

This was relayed at a news conference held on Thursday at Freedom House, Robb Street where stated  that as Opposition Leader, he is clear on the interpretation on the constitutional requirements for submitting the list of nominees. “It is clear to me,” he said. Continue reading GECOM Chairman Imbroglio: Granger relying on the provisions of 1980 Burnham Constitution

PPP concerned by President’s rejection of list of nominees for GECOM Chairmanship

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”.

According to media reports President Granger in announcing his rejection of the list said that the relevant act in the constitution mentions the word ‘judge’ four times and that none of the names submitted are current or former judges. Continue reading PPP concerned by President’s rejection of list of nominees for GECOM Chairmanship

Granger rejects list of GECOM nominees – Opposition Leader to formally respond

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo received formal correspondence from President David Granger indicating his non-acceptance of a list of nominees for the Chairmanship of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Monday, January 9, 2017. Continue reading Granger rejects list of GECOM nominees – Opposition Leader to formally respond

Surujbally on leave, no meetings being held- PPP concerned

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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.

Surujbally to leave GECOM – PPP General Secretary says protests have paid off

20160531_122739Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Dr. Steve Surjubally, is expected to resign from his office. This follows a series of protest action undertaken by the People’s Progressive Party(PPP) since the May 2015 elections. The party says it has lost confidence in the Chairman’s ability to discharge his duties in an impartial manner. Continue reading Surujbally to leave GECOM – PPP General Secretary says protests have paid off