Meeting with GECOM Chairman ‘cordial’ – says Gunraj

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Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Justice (retired) Claudette Singh on Wednesday morning met with Opposition nominated Commissioners at the agency’s High Street, Georgetown office.

This is her first official meeting with the Commissioners since her appointment on Monday.

Following the engagement, Attorney Sase Gunraj who is one of the three Opposition nominated Commissioners told the media that the issues discussed surrounded the conduct of general and regional elections, the conduct of House to House registration and Claims and Objections.

Gunraj said he is not at liberty to disclose the Chairman’s views on the issues raised.

Attorney-at-law Sase Gunraj

The Commissioner described the meeting as cordial, noting that Justice Singh was receptive to the views presented to her.

“We look forward to having meaningful deliberations with all sides present when that time comes,” he added.

The Chairman is expected to meet with Government nominated Commissioners later Wednesday to listen to their concerns before she meets with the full commission.

Currently, there is a High Court case challenging the constitutionality of the House to House registration exercise. The hearing is set for Friday before Chief Justice (ag) Roxanne George-Wiltshire.

Justice Singh on Tuesday met with Senior Managers of GECOM Secretariat where she discussed the functioning of the agency.

Justice Singh was selected for the post last Friday by President David Granger from a list of six names submitted by Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo.

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