By Tracey Khan – Drakes
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The APNU+AFC coalition says it is “relatively satisfied” with the voting process across the country during Monday’s elections, despite some hiccups that took place at a few polling stations owing to discrepancies by some supporters and officials of the other major political party.
During a media conference at the coalition’s head office in Queenstown, Georgetown on Monday evening, General Secretary of the APNU, Joseph Harmon noted that the hiccups that took place were intentional to provoke the APNU+AFC supporters; however he noted that as a result of interventions made by the coalition’s leaders the situations were quelled and normalcy was returned to those polling places.
The coalition, Harmon said, based on the turn out by voters at certain polling station feels “comfortable” with its chances at winning the 2015 general and regional elections, but stressed that it has to await an official word after the tabulation process is completed.
Harmon reiterated for the coalition’s supporters to remain calm and not to play into the hands of the provocateurs.
APNU+AFC Co-Chair, Raphael Trotman also spoke of the unrest which took place in ‘C’ Field Sophia over allegations of elections discrepancies at the private residence of a supporter of one of the main political parties.
Trotman noted that after receiving word of the problem, he visited the house and was allowed to somewhat conduct a search but which did not lead to anything illegal, but investigations are ongoing into that incident.
He was unable to give an update on the situation with the underage girl from West Coast who reportedly voted at a polling station in that district, but noted that the teen was in police after the matter was uncovered. It is unclear if the teen remains in police custody and her exact age is still unknown.