By Kurt Campbell
[www.inewsguyana.com] – General Secretary of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and Opposition Parliamentarian, Joseph Harmon says the General Secretary of the governing People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Clement Rohee’s frequent statements, bashing the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), have not gone unnoticed.
He said the PPP General Secretary seems to have developed a weekly routine of criticizing GECOM.
Harmon says in his view and that of his Party, it is an attempt to create conditions for “crying foul” when the PPPis beaten at the next general and regional elections.
“It’s like when you are preparing an appeal for a case that you know you will lose, so they are complaining about GECOM because they know they will lose,” Harmon added.
He reminded that former GECOM Chief Elections Officer (CEO) Gocool Boodoo was objected to many times by the Opposition during the last two elections and he is now the principle advisor to the PPP administration.
“Every week he is finding something new to complain about,” Harmon said; declaring that the APNU is only interested in a free and fair process.
Rohee, over the last several weeks has raised several concerns raging from GECOM’s claims and objections process, to the preliminary and official list of electors to its hiring and training process and policies.
But despite these concerns, the Opposition seems comfortable with what GECOM is doing and the Elections Commission has defended its work; saying it is being done within the constitutional provisions.
Harmon said the APNU is certain of a victory at the next elections and is prepared to contest.
“The People are fed up and will not give the PPP a plurality of the votes to give them any type of government,” he boasted.