GECOM confirms PPP’s claims of fake ID cards

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The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has confirmed claims by the Parliamentary Opposition, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) that fake Identification Cards (ID) are being circulated.

In a statement Friday, the Elections Commission warned the public about this development and urged them to make reports to the police.

“The Commissioners have conjectured that this may just be the “tip of the iceberg”.  The public is warned that this may also just be the beginning of mischief that is afoot, a fifth column lurking and running about, abiding its time to come forth,” GECOM said.

According to the Commission, it is aware that a fake ID card has surfaced in Region Six (Berbice).

Just last month, the PPP issued a statement expressing concerns about reports it received about a man being taken into custody at the Springlands Police Station for being in possession of a false ID Card.

But the Division’s Commander Division Lyndon Alves had told News Room that no such development took place.

The PPP claimed that the circulated of this fraudulent document reaffirms its belief of “skullduggery” taking place at the Ministry of Citizenship headed by Winston Felix.

The Party also said the incident confirms its fears of possible rigged elections.

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

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