Update: Lowenfield was instructed to provide elections report by 10am today
Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Justice (rt’d) Claudette Singh had written the Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield on July 30 immediately after the Court of Appeal ruling to submit his elections report to the Commission by 10 am Sunday using the figures from the national vote recount which shows a victory for the Opposition People’s Progressive Party.
But Lowenfield has again disobeyed the clear instructions of the GECOM Chair and showed up at Sunday’s meeting without the report.
It is not clear what reason he gave the Chairman for not submitting the report.
Singh is meeting with the Government and Opposition nominated GECOM Commissioners to discuss the way forward following the Court of Appeal ruling which on Thursday last upheld the decision of Chief Justice Roxane George that the national vote recount is valid and that the Chief Elections Officer, as an employee of GECOM, must do as he is told.
The appeal was dismissed as being frivolous and vexatious and further abuse of the Court.
This would be the fourth time that Lowenfield is disregarding the instructions of the Chairman.
The GECOM Chairman had decided that if Lowenfield failed to present his report in accordance with her directions, she would hand the responsibility to Roxanne Myers, the deputy Chief Elections Officer.
There have been calls by political parties and the Organisation of American States (OAS) for Lowenfield to be removed and have no further involvement in this or any future elections.