Court action, more protest if house to house registration blocked- APNU

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Member of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) James Anthony-Bond on Friday said the Government will file another court action if the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is blocked from conducting house-to-house registration exercise.

Bond, an attorney, was addressing party supporters following a protest action a short distance from GECOM’s Headquarters calling on the agency to move ahead with the exercise to sanitize the voter’s list.

“We will take whoever to court if they tell us GECOM can’t do their work, we will go to court,” Bond said to the approximately 100 persons who gathered in the avenue.

Protesters on Main Street on Friday

The party along with its coalition supporters from the Alliance For Change (AFC) is demanding that the house-to-house registration conclude before general and regional elections are held. This is despite the Caribbean Court of Justice upholding a No-Confidence motion against the Government which necessitated elections three months ago.

“No man is going to circumvent GECOM,” Bond added.

He also called on the supporters to make themselves available for further protest action if the exercise is stopped.

“We will live in these streets if they tell us that GECOM can’t do their work,” he said.

“This is a struggle because the minute you stop struggling, they take advantage of you,” Bond said in reference to the Opposition People’s Progressive Party which is against the registration exercise.

The house-to-house registration exercise will push elections to late November.

The PPP is arguing that the process is not needed to clean the voters list since the National Register of Registrants which lists everyone over 14 who has registered can be used to update the list.

There is currently a case in court filed by a private citizen seeking to block the exercise.

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