In a statement sent to the media, the CIOG noted that there are a lot of rumors circulating in the country about what may happen after the voting and said that “we must all pray and work for an Election that is Free and Fair and more important, Free From Fear”.
In this regard the Islamic Organisation is urging all Imams, Regional Vice Presidents and Islamic Workers throughout Guyana to organize their community to pray for peace and to be calm, before, during and after the elections.
The CIOG is also urging all Guyanese to go out and vote and to encourage all those eligible to vote to do so. In addition they are advising “all Guyanese to be respectful of the other and their right to vote for the Party of their choice”.
The statement said “we all must work for a country that respects the rights of each of its citizen irrespective of race, religion, culture and colour; we are all Guyanese.”