APNU+AFC keeping an ‘eagle eye’ on recount process
The incumbent APNU+AFC is keeping an “eagle eye” on the recount process at the Arthur Chung Conference Center, according to Campaign Manager Joseph Harmon.
“We have given a name to our operation here- ‘operation eagle eye’ – because we are looking at what is happening here with an eagle eye. All of our agents here have gone through an extensive period of training so they know what to look for…” Harmon told reporters Saturday outside the recount venue.
He said the party has requested a meeting with Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Justice (rt’d) Claudette Singh to discuss “urgent matters” that arose during the recount on Saturday.
He said there are some “credibility issues that have to be addressed and those issues cannot be addressed by just some mathematical calculation,” referring to objections made by the opposition People’s Progressive Party to verify whether a dead person voted.
“There are questions with respect to whether people are dead voted and people who are not around voted as well.”
Harmon explained that these issues need to be addressed in an effort for the results to truly reflect the will of the people.
“Is this a true reflection of the will of the Guyanese people? And that is the ultimate question that has to be answered. What has happened to the will of the Guyanese people and this recount will decide that matter.”
He said the Government has gone to great lengths to ensure that the recount process is completed thoroughly and in a reasonable time.
“So for some people to come and say now ‘oh this thing taking too long’, you know that once people are in a hurry…things happen.
“When you’re in a hurry, you tend to overlook things that you should pay attention to.”