Lowenfield, Myers absent from GECOM’s stakeholders meeting on recount

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The country’s Chief Elections Officer (CEO) Keith Lowenfield and his deputy Roxanne Myers who head the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Secretariat are reportedly absent from the stakeholders meeting with the Chairman Justice (rt’d) Claudette Singh on Saturday.

The Chairman summoned all political parties that contested the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections to a meeting at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre to discuss the recount process for all ballots cast in the ten electoral districts.

Lowenfield and Myers play a crucial part in the recount process given the fact that they head the Secretariat which will be overseeing the entire recount.

The Chairman commenced the meeting without them and those in attendance were informed that the CEO has a “family emergency” while Myers is reportedly in Linden, Region 10.

The News Room understands that representatives from all political parties are at the meeting including five of the six GECOM Commissioners.

Joseph Harmon, David Patterson, Amna Ally and Carol Joseph are at the meeting on behalf of the APNU+AFC while Anil Nandlall and Zulfikar Mustapha are representing the PPP/C.

The three-member CARICOM team which was flown in to scrutinise the recount is not at the meeting.

The News Room understands that the CARICOM team is slated to meet with the Chairman at 12:30h Saturday.

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