GECOM rejects claims made against recount team member

—Describes member as “diligent and professional”

DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has rejected claims being made against one of its recount team members in sections of the media.

In a press statement released this afternoon, the Commission said that they are objecting to false accusations of Enrique Livan presenting fictitious figures, removing a laptop and flash drive from GECOM’s command centre which was housed on Hadfield Street.

The Commission said that it is believed that the accusations stem from a letter which was sent to the Chairperson of GECOM (ret’d) Justice Claudette Singh by the People Progressive Party.

The letter questioned the promotion of Livan against whom they who they have levelled accusations of theft.

However, in its statement, GECOM emphasised that “the accusations chronicled in that letter are patently false and must be outrightly rejected”. The Commission further added that Livan who is a permanent staff conducts himself professionally and executes his functions diligently.

It was explained by the Commission that Livan has been part of the National Recount for District Four from May 6.

The elections body added that all workstation staff are on rotation highlighting that Livan has been assigned as Supervisor of a recount workstation for District Four.

Additionally, GECOM said that the events which occurred on March 5, 2020 – accusations of theft – saw the police being brought and the matter address and “put to rest” after it was cleared by the Chief Elections Officer.

The CEO affirmed that as a staff, “Mr. Livan could not be accused of theft of GECOM’s equipment.”



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