PPP expects smooth recount process
Presidential Candidate of the People’ Progressive Party (PPP) Irfaan Ali on Wednesday said he hopes the national recount of votes underway at the Arthur Chung Conference Center will be a smooth process.
“We’re hopeful that the staff (of the Guyana Elections Commission) will act in a professional manner, will uphold their oath of office and will get this process over with…I hope that the staff understand that they have a duty to Guyana and Guyanese and we get this over,” Ali told the media outside the Arthur Chung Conference Center.
The media also spoke with PPP Executive Member Anil Nandlall who noted that the elections results are long overdue.
Nandlall said he is pleased that the process recommenced with the view of having the final declaration of the winner of the 2020 elections within a month.
“It’s my hope, it’s my expectation that from now on, we won’t encounter the type of problems we’ve had. And it is my hope and my expectation that the process will run smoothly.
“…and we don’t have attempts at disruption, we don’t have attempts at wickedness, we don’t have attempts at fraud and we don’t have attempt to derail the process,” Nandlall stated.
Guyanese went to the polls on March 2 but as a result of alleged fraudulent tabulation of votes in Region Four and subsequent legal challenges, the electoral process was discontinued and the recount was initiated.
The recount is being scrutinized by a team from CARICOM.
The national recount started with Regions 1, 2, 3 and 4 and is expected to last for 25 days.