By Jomo Paul
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has revealed that two People’s Progressive Party (PPP) nominated Commissioners to the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) have resigned and will soon be replaced.
According to Jagdeo, Mohamood Shaw and Athmaram Mangar have resigned from their posts at GECOM for personal reasons. The Opposition Leader indicated that already the PPP have found two replacements for the Commissioners in the names of Robeson Benn and Bibi Shaddick, both of whom are former PPP government Ministers.
At a press conference on Tuesday, September 08, 2015 at Freedom House, Jagdeo denied that the PPP had asked the Commissioners to resign despite the Party indicating its decision to pursue that path some months ago.
“The Party is considering ways of improving its future representation at GECOM….Central Committee also recognized the need to strengthen the Party both organizationally and ideologically and also to introduce some changes at the Party, Parliamentary and GECOM levels,” a statement from the PPP noted on May 19, shortly after the PPP lost the May 11 general and regional elections.