PPP protests GECOM offices countrywide calling for elections

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Supporters of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) today continued protest action calling on the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to hold elections by September 18th.

The News Room caught up with a small group of supporters at Church Street, Georgetown.

On the frontline was Opposition member and former Prime Minister Samuel Hinds who noted that honouring the Constitution of Guyana transcends party politics.

Opposition member and former Prime Minister Samuel Hinds

“All our Guyanese should know that it is in their interest, no matter which party they support, to ensure and to work for us to comply with the CCJ and with our Guyanese Constitution,” Mr. Hinds said.

He echoed calls made by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo for the President and Cabinet to resign immediately.

Bishram Kuppen who represents the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on the City Council said: “It is time the President respects the Constitution and the CCJ [Caribbean Court of Justice] rulings.”

Councillor, Bishram Kuppen

The CCJ on June 18th validated the December 21 No-Confidence motion paving the way for early national elections.

Another PPP supporter, Majeed Husain, argued that GECOM must stop the ongoing house to house registration exercise to be able to hold timely elections. “The house to house exercise is an impediment to holding elections,” he said.

PPP supporter, Majeed Husain

Protest actions were also held in Regions One, two, Five, Six, seven, nine and ten.

The Opposition wants elections to be held by September 18, within three months of the Caribbean Court of Justice ruling which validated the December 21 No-Confidence motion.

However, GECOM has begun House to House registration, an exercise expected to finish until October 20th.

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