PPP/C urges Guyanese to remain calm and allow GECOM to officially release results

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The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) notes the release of a statement from the APNU+AFC Coalition, on March 3, 2020, urging Guyanese to remain calm and patient until the official declaration of results from the March 2, 2020 General and Regional Elections.

The Party also believes that Guyanese must remain calm and go about their business in a peaceful manner, as GECOM finalizes the official results via its verification process.

One worrying paragraph in the Coalition’s statement is where it claims that projections are positive for a second term in office. We urge Guyanese not to be misled. As is characteristic of the Coalition, while appealing for calm, it is attempting to mislead our people. This action should be condemned.

The Party urges Guyanese to not be misled by the APNU+AFC Coalition on the matter of official Election results. The APNU+AFC Coalition leader, David Granger, indicated just on March 2, 2020, GECOM is the only “authority” to officially and formally declare the results of Monday’s polls – yet today he has made his own declaration.

The Party has informed the international Election Observer Missions about this matter and will remain engaged with stakeholders.

The Party notes that GECOM’s verification is being done in the presence of several international and local Election Observer teams.

The People’s Progressive Party reiterates that GECOM is the only authority to declare, officially, the results of the March 2, 2020 General and Regional Elections and we urge patience as the Elections Commission finalizes its work.