PPP/C to meet with Top Cop on Wednesday

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PPP/C General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo and Police Commissioner Leslie James

The People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) will be meeting with Police Commissioner, Leslie James on Wednesday following the party’s request for a meeting to discuss matters of national security.

The meeting is scheduled for 10:00h at the Commissioner’s Office.

On June 4, the PPP/C wrote Commissioner James requesting an “urgent meeting” on Monday.

However, that meeting did not happen and was rather scheduled for Wednesday.

The letter, which was sent by former Attorney General Anil Nandlall, stated that the party’s General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo will be accompanied by a team of PPP/C leaders at the meeting to “discuss certain security concerns of public importance”.

The Top Cop has been under fire recently for releasing inaccurate immigration information to the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).

The APNU/AFC submitted the information to GECOM after alleging that those persons were out of the county or dead. To date, they have not provided the evidence to support their claim of voters’ irregularity.

Police Commissioner James had submitted to GECOM a list of 172 persons the Guyana Police Force claims were not in the country on or before March 2. However, many of those individuals have since come forward to refute the Police Force’s records.

The Opposition Leader had disclosed that, in just a days, the PPP/C found in Guyana 210 of people whom the Top Cop had said his records show are out of the country. To this end, Jagdeo has called for James to withdraw his response to GECOM.