See below a full statement issued by Supriya Singh-Bodden, C.C.H., which was issued on the Facebook page of the Guyana Foundation.
Singh is the Founder/Trustee of Foundation. She was recently awarded one of Guyana’s highest national honors – the Cacique’s Crown of Honor (C.C.H.):
There Is No Winner if the Electoral process is flawed.
The present impasse with the recent elections process where stakeholders were unable to verify the results will have dire consequences for Guyana. There is no winner.
I personally and publicly endorsed Mr. David Granger at the 2015 General Elections. I was not involved in any way with the present elections or the APNU AFC government over their term in office.
It was my view then that they were committed to putting Guyana first to lead the country to prosperity and betterment for all. I proudly accepted one of Guyana’s highest honors from him. Pledging to always serve my country.
I would like to use this platform to say now with absolute conviction that the recent events surrounding the electoral process are wrong.
The credibility of GECOM is seriously questioned, a cloud has descended over the organization. It is with great disappointment that Retired Justice Claudette Singh who is an inspiration to many with her career achievements, has let Guyana down with her silence.
It is an insult to the nation that the first direct utterance on the results of the recent elections was delivered by a APNU AFC party operative. The Chairperson of GECOM and David Granger owes it to the people to face them directly and truthfully to explain the present position, any other course of action is reckless.
If the APNU AFC or any other stakeholder has objections or suspicions about the process they must go through the legal channels to register their concerns.
I do not support or condone a situation where David Granger and his party wins and Guyana looses.
In the interest of all of the people of Guyana we are calling for an urgent move by all to be guided by the rule of law and nothing else. In so doing they will represent and protect the will of the people of Guyana.
This organization deals daily with the very poor people of Guyana.
We deal with people who are suffering with severe mental health challenges with suicide. We have been struggling to lift them up, give them hope that there will be a better future.
We would like to sound a serious warning that the present state of political mayhem does not make things easier. It will have far reaching negative effects deep into every village of Guyana.
The people of Guyana do not have the coping skills to live through more political turmoil.
If we know not to which port, we are sailing no wind is favorable, the only safe ship in a storm is Leadership. Is that too much to ask for?
There can be no way forward under the present conditions.