President Granger assures US Congressional team of free, fair and credible elections

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President David Granger on Wednesday met three members of the United States (US) Congress at the Ministry of the Presidency where he assured them that the March 2 general and regional elections will be free, fair and credible.

The visiting delegation comprised Congressmen Albio Sires, Chairman of the Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security, and Trade Subcommittee; Gregory Meeks (D-NY) 5th District and Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-NY) 9th District.

President David Granger pays keen attention to Congressman Albio Sires [MOTP photo]
“The Head of State said he assured the US Congressional team that General and Regional Elections, slated for March 2, 2020, will be free, fair and credible,” a press release from the Ministry of the Presidency noted Wednesday night.

The President said the Congressional team was assured that there would be no disorder or lawlessness and could look forward to Guyana playing a key role in the Western Hemisphere.

“I was able to assure the US Congressional team that all the preparations that need to be made, are being made by the Elections Commission in accordance with the law and that the Executive Branch of Government has been compliant with the Constitution and, that we are working to ensure that the elections are indeed free and fair. We will continue to cooperate with the Elections Commission to do so,” President Granger said.

President David Granger and the team during the meeting [MOTP photo]
President Granger was accompanied by Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, Ministers of Foreign Affairs, State and Social Protection, Karen Cummings, Dawn Hastings-Williams and Amna Ally respectively.

The Congressmen and Congresswoman were accompanied by US Ambassador to Guyana Sarah-Ann Lynch.

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