PSC calls on Top Cop to secure recount site

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See full statement issued Friday by the Private Sector Commission:

The Private Sector Commission (PSC) notes the decision taken today by GECOM to proceed with the recount of the ballots cast in the General and Regional Elections held on 2nd March, 2020.  The Commission commends the Chairperson, Justice (Ret’d) Claudette Singh, for having arrived at a decision to move forward on this matter.

The PSC, as Accredited Observers, remain committed to our responsibility to observe the recount and that the recount is credibly conducted in accordance with the law reflecting the will of the people who cast their ballots in the elections.

It is now 47 days since, General and Regional Elections took place without GECOM having declared a final result. It is imperative, therefore, for the country’s future, wellbeing and stability, that the recount is concluded without any further controversy and interruption and that the newly elected government takes office without further delay.

The Private Sector Commission, therefore, calls upon the Commissioner of Police to ensure that every possible precaution is taken to guarantee the safety and security of the Arthur Chung Convention Centre, the persons of the stakeholders involved and the process being conducted against any possible attempt to disrupt the procedures being put in place for the recount.

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