GECOM Chair reaffirms commitment to recount of District Four votes

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Justice Claudette Singh, Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GEOM), has again reaffirmed her commitment to a recount of votes cast in District Four, giving that undertaking to the High Court.

In her sworn defence in the case by APNU+AFC regional candidate Ulita Moore seeking to block the recount, Justice Singh gave her undertaking to carry out the recount.

In her affidavit in defence, Justice Singh noted that on Friday, March 13, 2020, she appeared before Chief Justice Roxane George in a Contempt Motion concerning the tabulation by the Region Four Returning Officer Clairmont Mingo for the March 02 general and regional elections.

She stated that at that time she indicated to the court that the tabulation process was in progress and should there be discrepancies in the Statements of Poll as called by the Returning Officer and those held by political parties then the discrepancy should be noted and at the end of the process, if they could not be addressed then she would “endeavour to facilitate a recount at the level of the Commission.”

“Therefore, I hereby respectfully wish to bring this undertaking which was accepted by the Honourable Chief Justice to the attention of this Honourable Court,” Justice Singh stated in the affidavit. She is represented by attorney Kim Kyte-Thomas.

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