No date set for elections petition; PPP continues call for Surujbally to go

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Former Prime Minister, Sam Hinds joins the picket line. [iNews' Photo]

By Jomo Paul

PPP Election Agent, Ganga Persaud leads the protest in front GECOM. [iNews' Photo]
PPP Election Agent, Ganga Persaud leads the protest in front GECOM. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The High Court is yet to set a date for the acting Chief Justice to hear an elections petition by the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) after the Party alleged that the May 11 polls were rigged.

This is according to the PPP Elections Agent, Ganga Persaud who offered iNews the comment at a protest in front of GECOM on Thursday, July 09.

The petition presented by the PPP is asking that the High Court nullify the May 11 elections and order fresh elections.

The PPP, which has been in office for the past 23 years, was defeated at the elections by the APNU+AFC coalition by just under 5000 votes. Since then, the Party has not recognized the new government following its installation 38 days ago.

Some of the more glaring allegations made by the Party in the petition include claims that persons voted multiple times and persons whose names were not on the Official List of Electors were allowed to vote.

PPP said that several ballot boxes from varying polling stations “were either not sealed or improperly sealed with the authorised seals at the close of polls.”

Former Prime Minister, Sam Hinds joins the picket line. [iNews' Photo]
Former Prime Minister, Sam Hinds joins the picket line. [iNews’ Photo]
Meanwhile, the Party is continuing its protests and calls for GECOM’s Chairman Dr Steve Surujbally to resign.

Persons gathered at the protest on Monday chanted “Surujbally must go” and held placards with several slogans relative to the outcome of the May 11 polls.

Dr Surujbally has already stated that he is not opposed to the Party’s right to protest but he will not resign.

“I will not resign…I will resign when it pleases me,” said Dr Surujbally.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Not only should Surujballi go .There should be a big police investigation into the fraud that went on at Gecom .Who ordered the fake statements of poll? Who printed them ? Who wrote the false figures on them ?Who took them into Gecom? What did Surujballi and Lowenfield do with them? Did they call in the police to do any investigations ? We need answers to these questions . Or is election rigging not a crime because it is done by on set of people for the benefit of one set of people? We need to get answers to these questions before we talk of any other election.

  2. What the ppp think that they own Guyana so they are the only on yo govern this place most of what they did was to trample poor people so to hell with them.

  3. What mess PPP lost the election??… it was time their asses get boot out, they did nothing but ruin the country. Surijbally should not resign …to please the Dimwits .. .”Mediocrity always attack excellence”

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