By Jomo Paul
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The APNU+AFC Coalition says the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has committed to releasing 94% of the results of the 2015 General and Regional Elections before the end of the night.
Earlier this afternoon, APNU+AFC led by its Presidential Candidate David Granger held a meeting with GECOM to iron out some issues that involved the release of the results and the request by the People’s Progressive Party/Civic for there to be a recount of ballot at several polling stations in all ten of the polling districts across Guyana.
According to Granger, the absence of the results has created an air of tension and has led to a standstill of business in Guyana’s commercial district.
Campaign Co-Chairs Joseph Harmon and Raphael Trotman have appealed to their supporters and the general public to remain calm and “trust” that their leaders will soon sort out a resolution to the issues.
According to Harmon, “we are asking Guyanese people to remain calm and to trust their leadership…we trust that in a very short space of time they will be a resolution.”
He noted too that “GECOM committed to sharing all of the statement of polls” but later added that this will be approximately 95% of the Statement of Polls that have been received since those were processed.
“Violence will do nothing for us we are the next government of this country and we are asking you to trust us because we are going to do what is right by you,” said Harmon.
Meanwhile, Trotman relegated the call by the PPP/C for a recount as merely frivolous pointing out that no reasons were given for such a recount in the Party’s official request to the elections body.
“It [the recount] should not continue beyond the few that has started because we will have a ridiculous situation… It’s like an instruction… ‘we want a recount’…you can’t instruct GECOM to do it…to just say saw we want account of 1700 boxes without a reason…just tells you how it is,” said Trotman.
It was noted that while GECOM has started the recount of polls, the election commission is presently in a meeting to determine whether it will continue as is.