[www.inewsguyana.com] – General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C), Clement Rohee says his Party will not rest until the hundreds of dead persons which it has objected to on the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Preliminary List of electors (PLE) are removed.
He said it is a well-known fact that persons have voted for dead citizens in the past; something the PPP will not want to see repeated.
“Those who forget their past are bound to repeat it,” Rohee said as he sternly warned that any attempt to manipulate the list will be opposed.
Rohee said the PPP is not desperate neither is it fearful of a defeat at the next elections but is merely interested in ensuring all eligible voters are listed and those not eligible are removed.
According to the GS, the one week extension to the claims and objections exercise saw over 300 new persons being registered, over 300 taking transfers and over 200 making corrections to their particulars.
This is said was because the PPP stood steadfast to the principle of ensuring all eligible Guyanese are not disenfranchised whenever elections are held.
The PPP GS said GECOM may want to change the rules that govern how a person that is dead is flagged on the voters list. According to him, he has received no complaint from GECOM about slothfulness on the part of the General Register Office (GRO) which is responsible for notifying GECOM of dead citizens.
Rohee, in a lengthy statement, noted his dissatisfaction with some of the persons employed by GECOM at several Registration Offices which he said was highlighted to the Commission but nothing has been done.
“The PPP will not be intimidated by anyone we will check the list diligently to ensure it is clean and transparent,” he promised even as he pointed out that 80% of the list has been checked by PPP scrutinizers whom Rohee says the Party has 100% confidence in.
“We are not taking anything for granted… we are not politicking. This is a matter of being elected or not and the impression that we are desperate is wrong,” Rohee said; adding that “we will leave no stone unturned.