President Granger assures rule of law will prevail

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, July 14, 2020

His Excellency President David Granger has assured the Guyanese people that the rule of law will prevail and urged them to continue to execute patience as the nation awaits a final declaration for the March 2 General and Regional Elections.

The Head of State while addressing supporters outside of State House on Monday afternoon, expressed confidence in the system.

“We are very confident that the law is on our side. A lot of people in other countries have been relying on the recount but the Caribbean Court of Justice has been very clear about the validity of the recount,” he stated.

The President noted that it is exactly 19 weeks since Guyanese went to the polls on March 2 and since then the coalition has been working assiduously to preserve Guyana’s democracy.

Supporters of the APNU+AFC Coalition have been holding peaceful protest across the country calling for President Granger to be sworn in.

Over the weekend the Chief Elections Officer (CEO) of the Guyana Election Commission, Keith Lowenfield delivered his report following the ruling of the Caribbean Court of Justice.

However, on Monday that report was refused by the Chairman of the Commission (retd) Justice Claudette Singh who then directed the CEO to present another report, the following day, based on the Certificates of Recount generated from the recount.

On Tuesday, the meeting of the Commission was postponed following the filing of a Fixed Date Application by a private citizen, Misenga Jones against the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), the Chairperson of GECOM, the Chief Elections Officer of GECOM and the Attorney General seeking to block a declaration.

Chief Justice Roxane George will on Wednesday, July 15 at 10 am hold the first hearing in the case. The political parties which contested at the March 2 polls are expected to be present at the High Court.

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