PPP Commissioners muzzled at GECOM’s statuary meeting

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Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission, Retired Justice James Patterson is accused of muzzling Commissioners of the People’s Progressive Party.

At Tuesday’s statutory meeting, PPP Commissioners, Robson Benn, Sase Gunraj and Bibi Shadick walked out of the meeting after Patterson refused to allow Benn to make remarks at the beginning of the session which was held at GECOM’s High Street, Kingston, Georgetown office.

Speaking with Inews after walking out of the meeting, Commissioner Benn expressed dissatisfaction with the operations of the Commission.

Among the issues he intended to raise during the intervening period were the Ethnic Relations Commission’s (ERC) report and a legal letter against GECOM among other matters.

“It has been two weeks since a full meeting has taken place and we were still not allowed to say anything,” Benn remarked.
“We have a democratic right to make comments at the beginning of the meeting and there is clear intention to have us not so do,” he added.

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