[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Private Sector Commission (PSC) in reiterating its confidence in the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) says it is not in receipt of any material information to indicate that the results released by the elections body will change based on allegations by the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C).
The PSC in a statement added its voice to the line of organisations, calling for the PPP/C to accept the results announced by GECOM which shows that the APNU+AFC coalition will form the next government.
The PSC said this is pivotal so that the transition process can commence for the benefit of all Guyanese who are yearning for normalcy to resume.
“The business community is at a standstill and this prolonged process is creating damage to the economy and the citizenry,” the released noted.
Former President, Bharrat Jagdeo said PPP/C is not giving up just yet, officially adding his voice to the Party’s decision not to concede victory in the hotly contested May 11 General and Regional Elections.
Jagdeo at a press conference on Thursday May 14 provided what he deemed “evidence” that indicates that the elections were rigged in favor of the APNU+AFC coalition.
The undeclared results of the election indicate that the APNU+AFC has managed to acquire 206, 817 votes while the PPP/C has acquired 201,457 votes, which means the coalition won by 5,360 votes.
The results effectively end a 23-year reign by the PPP/C which ascended to office in 1992 under the leadership of the late Dr. Cheddi Jagan.