By Jomo Paul
[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.”
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.