PSC calls on Guyanese to keep the peace and for political parties to accept results

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The Private Sector Commission (PSC) on Thursday urged all political parties and citizens to keep the peace and accept the results of the recount process.

The call comes as the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is nearing the end of the recount process.

“As the nation nears the conclusion of the Recount of the votes cast in the March 2nd general elections, the Private Sector Commission (PSC) calls upon all the people of Guyana and each of the contesting parties to recognize and accept the result the Recount, agreed to by both President David Granger and General Secretary of the PPP/C Bharrat Jagdeo, as the final decision and declaration of the Guyana Elections Commission.

“The Private Sector especially calls upon the people of our country, regardless of political preferences, to respect and uphold the rule of law and to keep the peace in their individual and collective well-being and in the interest of our beloved country,” a statement from the PSC Thursday noted.

GECOM has since relocated all 12 recount station to complete the recount of Region Four – Guyana’s largest voting district.

The fraudulent declaration of the results of Region Four by Returning Officer Clairmont Mingo in March led to several protests and subsequently the agreement between the two political leaders to undertake the recount supervised by CARICOM.

Mingo in his declarations made on March 5 and March 13 inflated the numbers to give the coalition a victory.

The disparity in the numbers is being confirmed during the recount process.

At the end of Wednesday, the PPP was ahead with 187,549 votes compared to 174,499 for APNU+AFC, a lead of 13,050 votes.

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