PPP successfully serves request for recount of Region 4 results
The opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) on Friday said it was able to successfully serve its request for a recount in District Four to several Deputy Returning Officers (DROs).
The request was served just hours before the deadline for that request expired at noon today.
The PPP had to take the route of serving this request to several deputies in the face of challenges to make contact with the Returning Officer, Clairmont Mingo.
Mingo has not been seen or heard from since he made the declaration of the unverified Region 4 results on Thursday.
Party agents of the PPP have been outside the ROs office all morning making attempts to serve the request even as recounts, requested by the APNU+AFC coalition, are underway in Regions 5 and 6.
Attorney-at-law and PPP candidate in these elections Sanjeev Datadin explained that Court Marshalls have also been making attempts to serve a court order on officials of the Guyana Elections Commission but have been prevented from entering the building by Deputy Chief Elections Officer, Roxanne Myers.
Datadin said this is contrary to law as these Marshalls should not be stopped or interfered in the execution of their duties.
He added that what is alarming is that one of the Marshalls, although being instructed by the Police to enter the building turned around and left with the documents without any explanation.
Datadin explained that for an order of the court to be obeyed, it does not require that it be served on a person, only knowledge is required.
He believes that there is a fair inference to be made that the order is known.
The PPP is now waiting to hear from GECOM on the way forward.