Judge rules against GECOM producing SOPs in court


High Court Judge Franklyn Holder on Friday afternoon refused an application made to him for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to produce in court the Statements of Poll (SOPs) for District Four.

The Judge earlier in the day ruled that he has jurisdiction to hear the case challenging the national recount of votes cast on March 02.

The declaration of the votes cast in District Four has widely been condemned as fraudulent and local and international observers have called on GECOM to produce the SOPs.

The full Commission had agreed to a national recount of votes cast on March 02, 2020 as per an agreement between President David Granger, Opposition Leader Jagdeo and the CARICOM Secretariat.

But APNU+AFC Candidate Ulita Moore was granted orders from the Court blocking the recount on the basis that the Commission cannot act on the agreement.

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