By Tracey Khan – Drakes
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Presidential Candidate of the APNU+AFC coalition Brigadier David Granger was forced to run to the aid of Office of the President staff, Kwame McCoy who was blocked from exiting the polling station at St Sidewall Primary School at Hadfield &Vlissengen Road Georgetown.
This is after hundreds of the coalition’s supporters got word that McCoy was allegedly trying to steal a ballot box from that polling station.
After word got around that McCoy was at the polling station, hundreds of anger supporters turned up and blocked the gate, trapping McCoy inside as they hurled threatens and insults to him.
It was only after Brigadier Granger arrived on the scene and appealed to his supporters to allow McCoy to leave safely that some amount of calm started to prevail since the police were unable to disperse of the large crowd.
Granger stood behind a police vehicle and spoke to his supporters after which a human chain was made to safely allow McCoy to exit the polling station into the police vehicle, which drove him to safety.
The incident was of such a huge magnitude that traffic was blocked from passing the entrance of the school on Vlissingen road. Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfeild, who was at the scene expressed concerns at all the reported incidents around the country and could only say that they are being investigated.
iNews has been informed that McCoy is at the hospital since he was reportedly injured.