GECOM will await High Court ruling – Rtd. Justice Claudette Singh
DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, March 10, 2020
The mandatory injunction granted against the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and the Chief Elections Officer a week ago, today, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, has affected the finalisation of the Commission’s work.
However, GECOM’s Chair, Retired Justice of Appeal, Claudette Singh, said the commission is cognizant of the sense of urgency needed as soon as the Chief Justice pronounces on the matter.
Via a media release on Tuesday, Justice Singh expressed her gratitude to members of the public and the political parties that participated in the March 2, 2020, Regional and General Elections.
“For their patience and level of sobriety shown, particularly over the past week, while they await the completion of the electoral process,” the GECOM Chairman noted.
Justice Singh said it was important for all relevant parties and members of the public to note that while GECOM is a Constitutional agency, it is still subjected to the Laws of Guyana. Adding that GECOM is cognizant of the sense of urgency with which the Commission must complete its work.
“As such, it is anticipated that there will be a greater level of compromise by the six Commissioners in agreeing on the next steps, following the decision of the Chief Justice.”
The GECOM Chairman was not coy in stating that the current “mandatory injunction” granted against the Commission and CEO has affected its work at this point.
The court matter continued before Chief Justice (ag) Roxane George, in the High Court Tuesday afternoon.
GECOM’ is being represented by Senior Counsel Neil Boston and Attorneys-At-Law; Robin Hunte, while the Peoples’ Progressive Party is being represented by Attorneys-At-Law; Anil Nandlall, Sanjeev Datadin and Trinidad and Tobago Senior Counsel, Douglas Mendes.