GECOM calls for “political decorum” during elections campaign

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By Tracey Khan – Drakes

Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Dr. Steve Surujbally. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Two months from today Wednesday, March 11 Guyanese will head to the polls to elect a new Government as the pre- election season heats up.

It is in this regard that Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Dr. Steve Surujbally reiterated his call to politicians to exercise political decorum while on the campaign trail. He was at time addressing representatives of political parties that will be contesting the May 11, 2015 General and Regional Elections.

“I want to believe that the days of bradarism in the political campaign has no impact on the political parties…I hope all parties adhere to that code of conduct. I would hate to know that over the next two months that we revert to what we have had in past. I think political Parties have in fact grown and matured over the years.”

The meeting is aimed at sensitizing the players in the political sphere about the requirements that need to be met for them to participate in the upcoming polls.

He made it clear that the Commission will not over step its boundaries and called on political Parties to demonstrate respect for the electorate and the Commission during this sensitive time.

Representatives of the various political parties. [iNews’ Photo]
He mentioned deviations that occurred in the past but expressed optimism that political players will remain on the straight and narrow which would demonstrate their growth and maturity.

Fourteen Parties were invited by GECOM including the People’s Progressive Party Civic, A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance for Change Coalition, Healing the Nation Theocracy Party, The Godism Party, The United Force, The Independence Party and The Reformers Party.