Opposition submits list of 11 nominees for GECOM Chairman

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Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo over the weekend submitted a list of 11 nominees to President David Granger for the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission.

This came a mere two days after the meeting between himself and President David Granger where both agreed that the process of selecting a chairman of GECOM was vital and would be done within days.

The nominees include Annette Arjoon-Martins; BS Roy (Retired Justice of Appeal); Gerry Gouveia (Captain); Joseph Singh (Retired Major General); Kashir Khan (Attorney-at-Law); Krishnadatt Persaud (former Senior Magistrate); Lawrence Latchmansingh; Norman McLean (Retired Major General); Onesi La Fleur; Ramesh Dookhoo and William Ramlall (Retired Puisne Judge).

The names submitted by the Opposition Leader were pulled from the initial three lists that were submitted in 2017 and rejected by President Granger, who went on to unilaterally appoint Retired Justice James Patterson.