US Ambassador urges quick resolution to court action over GECOM Chair


United States Ambassador to Guyana, Perry Holloway has advised that the Courts is the ultimate and best option for any legal disagreement in a functioning democracy and stressed that a quick resolution is particularly necessary for the issue about the new GECOM Chairman.

According to a statement issued to the media on Friday, the US Ambassador has taken note of the serious disagreement over the recent appointment of 84 – year old Justice James Patterson as the Head of the Elections Commission.

He noted, however, that “I am confident that everyone, in spite of personal or political differences, wants to uphold this foundational document and to act within it, and I encourage everyone to do so.”

The Peoples Progressive Party, the current parliamentary opposition, has challenged the appointments in the High Court. The US diplomat said that this matter is too important for all for it to languish in the legal system.

“So a quick resolution to any court challenge is necessary. I encourage all to act with dignity and respect in moving forward Guyana’s democratic development,” he stated.

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