Appeal should not be abused to defer the will of the people – OAS Secretary General
Luis Almagro, the Secretary General of the Organisation of American States (OAS) Thursday evening said the right of appeal is a privilege that should not be abused -especially in deferring the will of the people.
He made his comments on Twitter and he shared Thursday’s ruling of the Court of Appeal that the appeal of the Chief Justice’s ruling validating the recount was frivolous and vexatious.
In his tweet, Almagro stated “Guyana has spoken. GECOM must declare results based on the recount.”
During a special meeting of the Permanent Council of the OAS on July 21, Almagro declared that Guyana is being held hostage by those who want to change the results of the March 02 elections
“This needs to end. It is not serving the institutions, it is not serving the democracy, it is not serving President (David) Granger,” Almagro stated then.
Mr Almagro said the solution to the crisis lies in the acceptance of the results of the recount and the orderly, peaceful transition to the new government in accordance with the will of the people.
President Granger’s party agents and supporters have repeatedly used the Court’s to block the declaration of the results of the recount which showed a win for Dr Ali’s PPP.
“I would request that the court not be resorted to anymore,” Mr Almagro stated, saying now is the time for the political leaders to save Guyana’s democracy.