GUYANA DEFENCE FORCE ALARMED BY MEDIA REPORT SUGGESTING THAT THE FORCE WAS PREPARING FOR NATIONAL ELECTIONS IN JUNE

Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Press Release – January 15, 2019

The Guyana Defence Force is alarmed by a recent News Room publication dated 15th Jan, 2019, titled, “Army preparing for elections in June,” which suggests that the Force is in preparation for National Elections in June.

The Guyana Defence Force wishes to advise the public that we have not authorised any such release or made any such pronouncements. The Guyana Defence Force is aware that we are not the authority for specifying the date and or time by which elections should be held.

Any Force will always have intelligent anticipation of tasks likely to be undertaken. These tasks once identified are issued to the subordinates as “Warning Orders” alerting them to the nature of the probable tasks and should not be misconstrued to mean anything else.

The Guyana Defence Force has always respected the rule of law and due process,  and will continue to maintain a professional Force which contributes to the development of the nation.

-ENDS-

 

Contact:

Ms. Heppilena Ferguson

Public Affairs Officer

Email:  gdfpublicaffairs@gmail.com

Telephone: 226-6014  (Office)

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