GECOM mulls gazetting results without PPP MP Lists; Ramkarran urges Party to make decision

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By Jomo Paul

PPP Members at a press conference.
PPP Members at a press conference.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is currently mulling the idea of gazetting the results of the 2015 General and Regional Elections without including the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Members of Parliament since the Party is yet to submit the list.

PPP’s refusal to be relegated to Opposition status in Guyana’s parliament after 23 years in government has stymied the process of the elections results being gazetted as is required by law.

Chairman of GECOM, Dr. Steve Surujbally.
Chairman of GECOM, Dr. Steve Surujbally.

Section 99 of the Representation of the People’s Act stipulates that the results of the elections be publicly declared and published in the Gazette “as soon as possible but no later than 15 days” following elections day.

The published results indicate the number of votes cast for each list of candidates, the number of rejected ballot papers; the number of seats allocated to each list of candidates; and the names of the persons who, as a result of the election, have become members of the National Assembly.

GECOM’s Chairman Dr Steve Surujbally said that the commission would be meeting today to discuss whether it would gazette the results of the elections without the Party’s parliamentary nominees.

Former Speaker of the National Assembly, Ralph Ramkarran.
Former Speaker of the National Assembly, Ralph Ramkarran.

It should be noted that the APNU+AFC has already submitted its parliamentary nominees for the Eleventh session of parliament which is scheduled to commence in the near future.

Meanwhile, Former PPP Member, Ralph Ramkarran is urging that the Party take up its seats in the National Assembly to represent its electors.

“It is my view that they should got to parliament and participate in the activities of the National Assembly. They got 49% of the votes from the electorate and they have a duty to the electorate,” said the former Speaker of the National Assembly.

26 COMMENTS

  1. If the elections were free and fair as Gecom said then do the recount as requested by the ppp, so do the recount and settle the matter final.
    There is no harm in doing the recount if Gecom is telling the truth.

  2. In 2011 when PNC?APNU lost the election they took the streets and ask for recounts and recounts and this was done by the Gecom
    why cant just have a recunt in one region the vote was a diffenence of 1 vote 1837 PNC to 1836 PPP any part of the world they will have a recount and gecom refuse they have something to hide.

  3. All the pppc is asking for is a recount of the votes and GECOM entitle to do so without tampering with the data since GECOM refuse to do so it can show clearly there is a fraud election the election fair and free but rigged by GECOM and is the FACTS. PPPC improve guyana a very long way out from NOTHING to SOMTHING pppc did not deserves a RIGGED election as RESUlTS….

  4. Give them a map to the volt to replace the millions they thief,,,recount and account for every penny stolen,,

  5. Let the criminals RETURN,REPLACE,all the millions they thief, these are the true criminals in guyana.the PPPee are the worst criminals in the history of Guyana,25M in curtins for a hospital,1 billion clean up,157M guysoco, and the list goese on, you ppl should be walking in circles in a cell in camp street…

  6. let the ballots be recounted whats the big deal you stupid people always tap yourselves on your back its the ppp civic who rebuild the country to where it is right now today guyana does not use 95 percent of its revenue to pay debt recently guyana become a middle income country and lastly those accusation of corruption is election gimmick and is blown way out of proportion and those false statements of poll was not done by the ppp civic nobody talks about that..

  7. Didn’t want to be part of this medium but am forced to respond to this uncouth post from an uncouth CASH whose temper seems to be just like those those who torched the vehicles and the house at Sophia of supposedly PPP/C supporters recently. How the moderator allowed one person to label another ‘ass” for expressing his/her views is very disturbing. Or are those responsible for moderating deliberately allowing such gutter posts to grace its site? Pathetic!

  8. For what how many time in the past we ask for recount. Let the eat their hearts out. Enough is enough. Our country needs to be rebuild. They stole enough. Great job APNU, the water is leaving the streets of Georgetown.

  9. RAMKARRAN IS NOT IN THE PPP BUT HE ALWAYS ADVISING THE PPP. WHY DOESN’T HE LEAVE THE PPP ALONE,FORM HIS OWN PARTY AND PUT HIS POLICIES AND PROGRAMME TO THE ELECTORATE IN AN ELECTION?

  10. Lol the pop is still sucking on those sour grapes because the lost down with the corrupt ppp/c

  11. WHY SURUJBALLY HIDING THE DATA FROM THE PEOPLE OF GUYANA? ARE THE FIGURES HIS PERSONAL PROPERTY ? RECOUNT THE VOTES ,SEE WHO REALLY WON THE ELECTIONS,THEN AND ONLY THEN WILL THEIR POSITIONS IN PARLIAMENT BE RECOGNIZED AS LEGAL.

  12. Ramotar said it is agreed that the party that was defeated should accept and concede. Now, he just didn’t thought it would have been his party, in addition they cannot come to grips with their loss. i think as matured people in a democratic society it is the moral and sensible thing to do. Their behaviour shows how undemocratic, inept, unprofessional and childish they are.Not to mention corrupt. they are a total embarrassment to the country, Caricom and the political body they represent. I guess he is dancing to Jagdeo’s tune.

  13. What if the government won all the votes? Would it still be illegal? PPP’s refusal to join parliament in no way makes a government illegal more so if that government was elected in a free and fair elections and accredited by observers. That happened in Guyana and so with or without the PPP, APNU-AFC can go ahead and convene parliament.

  14. Why are you picking at Rajin you no name idiot? Did you write the letter for your so called president asking the PPP to join them? You people should stop convincing yourselves that Danger is the best thing for Guyana. Too late.. Too late shall be the cry. The PPP and everyone else knows your Danger will betray you all in the future.

  15. Really? I do not think you really understand what you are saying here. The opposition refused an invitation to join a coalition government, refused to submit it’s list of candidates to perform their role in parliament and you are referring to the democratically elected government as a dictatorship? I believe that you are one paid PPP blogger that the government overlooked when they fired over 20 of your colleagues.

  16. This is truly sad, really really sad. What is the real matter at hand with the PPP members, you people need to make that effort and clean out house get along with the important business of progress.

  17. Second that, this bunch of losers should go and lick their wounds, clean it get band aid and go represent th 49% that voted for them.

  18. without an opposition in parliament the government is not a legal government it is now a dictatorship government not legal to any international government.

  19. Mr Ramkarran, always the voice of reason.If the PPP has any sense at all and could get Mr Ramkarran to agree,he should be made General Secretary and leader of the PPP by acclamation at an emergencyParty Congress,with a mandate to clean the PPP of its undesirable excess baggage and to make it again an ethical people’s party, that will represent ALL the people of Guyana and to bury Appan Jat, once and for all time.Only then will Cheddie rest in peacc

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