APNU+AFC continues to reject recount data already sanctioned as usable, valid by Courts, Int’l Community


Guyana’s national vote recount of the still undeclared March 02, 2020 election which has received the support of the international community and sanctioned as usable by several local and regional courts continues to be rejected by the unrelenting incumbent APNU+AFC.

The David Granger led Coalition on Wednesday continued to discard the recount figures which show the main opposition People’s Progressive Party winning by over 15,000 votes.

With the declaration of the election delayed by almost five months due to a series of court proceedings, lending to an unstable political environment in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, the coalition threw its support behind a fresh appeal filed by one of its agents, Misenga Jones.

“Such an appeal is lawful, proper and guaranteed under the constitution of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, our supreme law,” the Coalition’ said in a statement Wednesday, acknowledging that the appeal seeks to overturn and set aside an entire judgment by Guyana’s High Court handed down by the Chief Justice (ag) Roxane George.

The Coalition refused to accept defeat and continues to hold on to executive power although the international community including the Organisation of the American States, the Commonwealth, the Caribbean Community along with the United States, Britain, Canada and the European Union have all called for the recount figures to form the basis of any declaration that will be made.

Guyana’s stands to face serious sanctions by its international partners should any Government be installed without using the recount figures which promises a Presidency for Irfaan Ali of the People’s Progressive Party.

The Coalition has rejected these calls along with several previous court judgments by Guyana’s High Court and the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) which validated the recount data.

As it continues to use the courts through its agents to push its agenda of disenfranchising voters to secure a victory, the APNU+AFC said that it is committed to a lawful and credible declaration of results based on “valid votes.”

This is being done even as it has rejected and challenged several previous Court rulings which were not in its favour.

The Chief Justice in her definitive ruling said that the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) must declare the result of the elections of March 02, 2020, only from the data garnered from the national Vote Recount and that any irregularities would have to be addressed in an election petition.

The ruling which has been described as comprehensive and detailed went against what the APNU+AFC coalition is now challenging in the newest appeal where they want the results to be declared using the ten declarations from Returning Officers, including the fraudulent report of Clairmont Mingo which was prepared to hand them a victory.

But Mingo’s declarations were dismissed by the Chief Justice in her ruling.

She also ruled that the Chief Elections Officer is subject to the direction and control of the Commission in submitting his report to GECOM.

But the Coalition continues to maintain that the recount process uncovered “massive fraud” even though it has not provided any evidence.

“The recount process which was conducted, painstakingly, for thirty-three days revealed massive irregularities and extensive fraud which cannot be foisted on the Guyanese people to contrive an outcome that betrays the will of the electorate,” the defeated coalition now claims.

It said it remains confident of a credible and legitimate outcome to the elections and is willing to have dialogue with other political parties and stakeholders on the way forward.

  1. Matthew says

    How massive were the irregularities?
    They were so massive….they were bigger than de moon!

    How come you can’t prove any of them?
    We have proof but it is a secret and nobody outside Congress Place can see it. It will be shown at the appropriate time.

    Why is that?
    That is another secret

    What about money to run the Country?
    People can make rice flour and we will hold dance parties ‘n bake sales to fund schools.

  2. Mahabir Singh says

    Dead people did not vote as well as people not living in Guyana this is one of the worst dictators and jackass that the world has ever seen the people vote against him in the district that Mingo and Lorwenfied try to fix and is trying very hard to steal. I believe Guyanese people should not accept this blood-sucking black dictator. He and his entire party is trying to steal an election even though the people did not vote for this coward and jackass in the district he lost overwhelmingly. he lost by more than 15,000 votes as the recount validated but he is bent on trying to dictate his victory sad man with no balls and useless leader and coward. Oil companies do not drill in Guyana or invest there and all observers and countries sanction this guy and his corrupted party for life until this dictator gives up power.

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