GCCI calls on Granger to concede defeat and not entangle the country in another Court case
See below a letter sent to President David Granger by President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Nicholas Deygoo-Boyer
July 21, 2020 HIS EXCELLENCY, DAVID A. GRANGER, MSS, MSM
President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana
Ministry of the Presidency
Shiv Chanderpaul Drive
It has been 141 days since our March 2, 2020 Election. The Guyanese people are tired and would like our Election process to come to an end.
Excellency, we believe you have the power, as Ms Jones was an APNU+AFC Party Agent, and as her lawyers are APNU Party Agents to ask Ms. Jones to withdraw her Appeal.
You also have the power to ask the Attorney General to not support any appeal from the Government’s side either. Excellency, I can guarantee there is very little chance of success in the Appeals’ Court because according to the Chief Justice’s decision, Ms. Jones would be asking the Court of Appeal to overturn their own statements and points raised in the Ulita Moore ruling.
Worse yet Excellency, even if by some miracle Ms. Jones succeeded at the Court of Appeal, the absurdity of her lawyers arguing to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Judges that those same judges said that the Recount Order, Order 60, was illegal will shame us for the rest of our lives in Caribbean jurisprudence.
I ask that Ms. Jones not subject her lawyers, your party’s candidates to that sort of embarrassment, as it would be hard for them to look their Caribbean colleagues in the eye after such a request of the CCJ.
There are two moves that saves face for all Excellency, the first is for you to call Dr. Irfaan Ali and concede that indeed the PPP list, which he heads, has won the Election, and the second is to ask your party’s candidate Ms. Jones to not file an Appeal on the CJ’s decision.
It is the only way that saves face and allows a dignified outcome for all.