[www.inewsguyana.com] – The APNU+AFC Coalition says it is immensely disappointed and alarmed by the Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM’s) selective announcement of results at its press conference on Wednesday, May 13.
“From the results announced it is obvious to the APNU+AFC Coalition that GECOM is cherry picking Statements of Poll to report on, in order to create an illusion of a close race. This is being specifically done by excluding Statements of Poll from Region 4 where the Coalition has established a significant lead.
According to the coalition, of a total of 891 SoPs in Region 4, GECOM deliberately chose to report on only 474, leaving 417 unreported.
“We can find no acceptable reason for excluding such a large number of SoPs from Region 4 in the announced results,” a late Wednesday press statement noted.
The Coalition asserted that therefore the announcements made by GECOM are “irresponsible, reckless and provocative and appear designed to cause confusion and discord among Guyanese who are already in a state of anxiety and unease.”
“Further APNU+AFC is particularly appalled that GECOM reneged on a solemn commitment to announce 94% of the results this evening. This commitment was made by the GECOM commissioners to an APNU+AFC delegation led by the Presidential Candidate Brigadier David Granger. Instead GECOM announced 78% of the results while deliberately excluding large numbers of SoPs from Region 4. APNU+AFC calls on all supporters and the Guyanese public to remain calm and not be provoked by these irresponsible announcements from GECOM. We remain confident that the Coalition has established an unassailable lead and will form the next Government of Guyana,” the release also stated.