Police debunks PPP’s claims of man arrested for false ID card


Commander of ‘B’ Division Lyndon Alves Friday night rejected claims by the parliamentary opposition that a man was arrested for being in possession of a false National Identification Card (ID card).
The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) in a statement said it is extremely worried after reports of a man being taken into custody at the Springlands Police Station for being in possession of a false ID Card.

According to the PPP, “we are further aware that the man was taken to Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Office at Springlands and the Returning Officer, at that office after doing the necessary checks, confirmed that the said Guyana ID card is a fake, fraudulent and forged document.”

When contacted by the News Room, Commander Alves said he is not aware of any such developments in his district.

But the PPP, firm in its belief, said the incident is a “troubling development”.

The Bharrat Jagdeo-led political party resuscitated cries of “skullduggery” taking place at the Ministry of Citizenship.

“This is a most troubling development, especially in light of widespread public suspicions that skullduggery is taking place at the Ministry of Citizenship, which Minister Winston Felix was specially chosen to head…The nation would recall the shocking revelation in 2016, that the same ministry was procuring a staggering 300,000 Birth Certificate forms,” the PPP said.

The party said the incident of a “man being arrested for having a false ID card in his possession” confirms its fears of possible rigged elections.

“This incident confirms our fears that they are falsified Guyana Identification Cards and source documents, which are being published under a centrally directed electoral design,” the PPP said.

The Party also called upon the Guyana Police Force (GPF) to thoroughly investigate this matter.

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