President says will accept any ruling that satisfies requirement for credible elections
President David Granger says his Government, which remains in a caretaker mode, will continue to pursue any legal action that would lead to a favourable outcome to have credible elections in Guyana.
Following a meeting with the new Chairman of GECOM, Justice (rt’d) Claudette Singh and all six Commissioners at the Ministry of the Presidency, the President was asked directly by the media Thursday whether he will accept the decision of the Chief Justice on August 14 if she rules against the ongoing House to House registration.
While he did not give a direct yes or no response to the question, the Head of State was clear that his primary concern is credible elections and that he will accept any form of ruling which satisfies the requirements of credible elections.
“The Government is prepared to pursue any legal action that we feel would lead to a favourable outcome to have credible elections in Guyana. Our concern is credible elections and we have said over and over again, if the list is flawed, it must be corrected.
“It is for the Commission to say how it will correct the list. As Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform, as Chairman of the A Partnership for National Unity, as President of Guyana, we are interested in credible elections…so we will accept any form or any rule or any decision, which satisfies the requirements of credible elections,” President Granger said.
When asked directly whether the Government will appeal the ruling of the Chief Justice if it is against the Government, the President said: “I’ve said what I’ve said.”
Chartered accountant, Christopher is challenging the constitutionality of the House-to-House registration exercise on the grounds that it is in violation of the Constitution of Guyana and the spirit of the Consequential orders issued by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on July 12.
The Chief Justice has set August 14 to deliver her ruling on the matter.