GECOM says no laws broken by James Bond’s Facebook Posts

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By Jomo Paul

James Bond
James Bond

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Officials at the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) have confirmed that A Partnership For National Unity’s James Bond did not break any of Guyana’s laws when he posted on social media that 94% of the disciplined services voted in favour of the APNU+AFC on Saturday, May 02, although the ballots are yet to be counted.

According to the official, there are no laws in Guyana that prevents someone from making a post on social media about anything regarding the conduct of polls.

This follows a call made by Former President Dr Bharrat Jagdeo for Bond to be charged because of what he perceived to be an infraction on the part of the APNU Member.

Jagdeo at a PPP rally on Sunday May 03, is quoted as saying “It is illegal and we have to charge him now. We have to charge him and send a signal to this country….if we don’t put a stop to it, on Elections Day, there shall be consequences….and so I ask the people who are entrusted by our Constitution and our laws to make sure that our elections are organised properly in this country. That we do not sit and become complacent and view these attempts as isolated and average, but how do we deal with these illegal attempts leading up to the elections to subvert the polls will do a lot with what takes place on Elections Day.”

When contacted by iNews on Monday, May 04 Bond said that Jagdeo should be the last person calling for anyone to be arrested.

The APNU Member has already defended the social media post contending that there was nothing “unethical or unlawful or illegal” about his comments, since he conducted an ‘exit poll.’

7 COMMENTS

  1. Prem/Green. What the hell are you two People talking about. Reading your posts, leaves me amused. Anyone can make a prediction about Elections. Whatever position a citizen wishes to take as an independent citizen cannot change the way people vote. I read veiled threats in your posts. The PPP is the one who has the guns. They have been in control for the past twenty-three years. Stop drinking the PPP/C Koolaid. Remember what happened at Jonestown, when people abdicated their reasoning powers, and allowed a Charlatan to deceive them. Grow up chaps. It is an election. Mr Bond does not have control of the Electoral apparatus. Sometimes when I go to Guyana and hear Guyanese comment, I wonder if most of the population has taken leave of their senses. Your comments are so jejune, I wonder if you are intelligent enough to be allowed to vote..Jagdeo who seems to be the Presidential Candidate, is continually spouting off his mouth, more than the other Clown Ramotar, his stooge. He wants Mr Bond charged. Note he has not said what should be the charge..Is passing an opinion a criminal offence..HELP!!

  2. WE SHOULD ALLOW GECOM TO DO ITS WORK AND LET THEM ANNOUNCE THE RESULTS, IT’S VERY RECKLESS TO GO ABOUT ANNOUNCING RESULTS BEFORE THE BALLOTS NOT EVEN COUNTED. COME ON APNU/AFC YOU ALL ARE SUPPOSE TO BE VERY LEVEL HEADED AROUND THIS TIME. PLEASE LET GECOM DO THEIR WORK.

  3. told yall a long time ago that GECOM AND THE INDEPENDENT FREE MEDIA ARE IN OPPOSITION TO PPP..you all will get a very rude awakening pretty soon..the only once to stop pnc from trampling on the majority guyanese are the international community..the guyanese masses must come out in full force in front of the A B C EU ambassies to demand protection…there are many missing power weapons in the hands of some very bad people.. PPP does not have the security forces behind them..If the people cant come out in big numbers in front of these embassies asking for protection then PPP must withdraw from the election..PPP you just cant ask people to protect democracy with their bare hands since u cant protect them..PPP must withdraw of get international protection for its citizens now….

  4. I also must apologize to James Bond APNU/AFC member,after I saw the mention of 94% as being the votes for his Party,voted by the Diciplinary Services,and I had made a very critical comment about it,thinking it was a wrong thing to do.After reading GECOM`s decision in Inews online on 4.5.15,a statement that confirmed James Bond did not break any laws of Guyana,I hereby apologize to him.

  5. People of Guyana needs to know that it is this same PNC James Bond who was shot with rubber bullet by the joint service in Linden. So I guess nothing is wrong also when they burn down all those Government Properties in Linden?
    The joint service should have used real bullets to shoot James Bond then in Linden?

  6. Well just too bad GECOM thumb its nose.
    It is growing
    Hello pinnokey.
    hello Shallowina go get dem.
    sorry will never appen.

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