Local Gov’t Elections will not be postponed – Pres. Granger
The hosting of Local Government Elections (LGE) on November 12, 2018 will not be postponed, President David Granger told residents of Sisters Village, East Bank Berbice yesterday afternoon.
Concerns about the postponement of these elections were triggered after an Opposition Member, Bibi Shaddick, filed an application in the High Court, challenging certain changes made by the Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan to some Local Authority Areas.
But during a community meeting, the Head-of-State said LGE is a constitutional right which provides the citizens of Guyana with power.
“I promised the nation and I promise you that as long as I am President LGE will occur whenever they fall due. I will not postpone LGE. I cannot postpone something you are entitled to; it is not a privilege it is something that is embedded in the constitution; your right to elect leaders of your choice,” President Granger is quoted as saying in a statement from the Ministry of the Presidency.
LGE were held for the first time after a 22 year hiatus, in March 2016.
See full challenge by the Opposition: BIBI SHADDICK V MINISTER OF COMMUNITIES