No complaints of list tampering- GECOM PRO

DPI, Guyana, Friday, January 10, 2020

Public Relations Officer of the Guyana Elections Commission Yolanda Ward has stated that the commission has not received any complaints concerning tampering with the order in which political parties appear on the list for Nomination Day.

Ward made the comments after being questioned by reporters at the Umana Yana today.

According to reports, the A Partnership for National Unity/ Alliance for Change is being accused of bullying their way to be first on the list even though other smaller parties were present at the venue before they were.

However, Ward clarified that theirs is a statutory process in which the parties are placed on the list.  She further explained that the order in which the political party names appear on the list is the way it will be entered into the system.

However, she noted that it is important for political parties to submit their list of candidates in the time specified by GECOM. Failure to do so will prevent them from participating in the upcoming General and Regional Elections on March 2, 2020.

Ward said that the parties have no excuse as they have received all the necessary guidelines.

Up to press time, a total of 19 political parties are expected to submit their list of candidates for the upcoming elections. Additionally, to be eligible, they would need to be participating in at least six regions across the country.

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