GECOM trio summoned to appear in court on June 29

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Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus has issued a summons for the embattled Chief Elections Officer (CEO) of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Keith Lowenfield; his deputy, Roxanne Myers, and Region Four Returning Officer, Clairmont Mingo to appear in court on June 29, 2021, to answer new charges of conspiracy to defraud electors during the March 2, 2020, General and Regional Elections.

The trio was told to report to the court on Wednesday morning, however, when they got there, no file was available for the case to be called and so, they left. However, shortly after, the case jacket arrived at the court and the case was called, but they were not in the vicinity.

As such, the Magistrate issued a summons for their appearance on June 29; they are expected to be arraigned on two counts of conspiracy to defraud electors.

Roxane Myers speaks with Clairmont Mingo from the back seat of her car (Photo: News Room/June 09, 2021)

The charges alleged that between March 2 and August 2, 2020, at Georgetown, they conspired with each other together with Volda Lawrence, Carol Smith-Joseph, Sherfern February, Enrique Livan, Denise Bobb- Cummings, Michelle Miller and others to defraud the electors of Guyana by declaring a false account of votes for the March 2, 2020, General and Regional Elections

Lowenfield is currently before the court with three counts of Misconduct in Public Office, and three counts of Forgery; while Myers with two counts of Misconduct in Public Office.

Mingo is currently charged with four counts of Misconduct in Public Office, while People’s National Congress Chairperson, Volda Lawrence and Opposition activist, Carol Joseph are also before the court on electoral fraud charges.

Also, GECOM clerks, Denise Bobb-Cummings and Michelle Miller and GECOM Elections Officer Shefern February and Information Technology Officer Enrique Livan are also charged.

They are all accused of inflating the results of Region Four – Guyana’s largest voting district – to give the A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) Coalition a majority win at the March 2 polls when in fact, the PPP/C had won by 15,000 more votes.

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