Granger calls for peace, thanks Coalition partners


See below full statement issued by outgoing President David Granger:


I have seen the ‘declaration’ issued by the Chairman of the Elections Commission, Justice (Ret’d) Claudette Singh, SC, CCH, in accordance with the Constitution of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana (at Article 177 (2)), on 2nd August 2020.

I have stated, repeatedly, from the start of the electoral process, that the A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) Coalition would respect the lawful ‘declaration’ of the Elections Commission.  I have never altered this position and I do now acknowledge the ‘declaration.’

The APNU+AFC Coalition respects the lawful consequences of the ‘declaration’ as announced by the Chairman of the Elections Commission. I maintain that the Report ordered by the Court and presented to the Commission contains significant anomalies and irregularities.

The APNU+AFC Coalition cannot endorse a flawed Report and will continue its campaign to ensure that the votes of all Guyanese are accurately recorded, tallied and reported.

The APNU+AFC Coalition will challenge the declared results lawfully, peacefully and purposefully. The Coalition asks its members, supporters and friends – who have been patient throughout our campaign and a prolonged legal process in our Courts – to continue to conduct themselves in a lawful and peaceful manner.

I express my appreciation to all Guyanese who have participated in the General and Regional Elections 2020. I thank every member of the Alliance For Change, Guyana Action Party, Justice For All Party, National Front Alliance, People’s National Congress Reform and Working People’s Alliance and everyone else who supported the APNU+AFC Coalition. They brought passion and patriotism to bear on the conduct of this important democratic exercise.

May God bless the people of Guyana.

  1. Matthew says

    This will be the first elections petition welcomed by ALL parties in Guyana. It will change nothing in the seats and we all know that….HOWEVER it will show the deficiencies that exist in the current structure of GECOM and how persons can single handedly take over a process and cost the Country several billion dollars. GECOM will be cleansed and it cannot happen soon enough. GECOM needs to be the strongest most independent Commission in the Country and have nothing to do with either big party. To achieve that it will take representation from all the parties as a check and balance. In other words ANUG, LJP, TNM, TCI, URP, PPP, PNC will all have equal say in that body…….no more of this 3 on 3 nonsense with the Chair being in an impossible position.

    1. Mahabir Singh says

      I quite agree with you this process was a waste of time as three courts made the same decision. One man has interfere in the results change sides and making wrong. This should never as noone is above the law. Hope democracy prevail in Guyana and the future becomes bright under the PPP/civic and Dr Ishan Ali. We should thank the international community that played a crucial role in monitoring and make things possible for a smooth transition.

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