PPP concerned with GECOM’s haste in hiring, training Polling Day staff

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By Kurt Campbell

General Secretary of the PPP, Clement Rohee [right] and PPP member, Zulficar Mustapha. [iNews' Photo]
General Secretary of the PPP, Clement Rohee [right] and PPP member, Zulficar Mustapha. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewguyana.com] – The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is being accused of being hasty in its hiring and training of Polling day staff, something the governing People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has said it is very concerned about.

Speaking to the media this morning (Monday, November 03), General Secretary of the PPP, Clement Rohee said the Party is also “disappointed” with the total lack of communication and disregard for the major political stakeholders in this process.

Rohee recalled that serious questions were already raised over the transparency of GECOM’s recruitment practices and reminded the Commission that in 2012 it had committed to enhancing the involvement of political parties to avoid partisan behaviour and attitude of Polling Day staff.

To this end, the governing Party wants the Elections Commission to make public the list of persons selected and the policies and criteria used in the process.

Rohee said the Party is concerned after several persons contacted its Party offices and voiced their disappointment in the selection process.

“The Guyanese people are curious to know whether the persons selected demonstrate proper and adequate representation of all,” he said; adding that the PPP is “curious to know the contents ofGECOM’s training” whether its general or local government elections related.

He reminded of the pending No Confidence Motion against the government which could trigger national elections once successful and the weekly protest by the main Opposition calling for local government elections.

The President has already said however, that he will not name a date for LGE now.

Meanwhile, Rohee said it is surprising that the Opposition seems to be in a state of hibernation when it comes to issues of GECOM and has asked or issued no statement on the Body’s preparedness for any of those elections.

“Is it that they are privy to privileged information, or huffing and puffing without oxygen?” Rohee questioned, even as he registered his Party’s concern with the late release of the Official List of Electors (OLE) which was promised on October 30.

Rohee reminded GECOM that the PPP is a major stakeholder in elections and will always be ready and willing to participate whenever the time arises.

 

6 COMMENTS

  1. De only favor Bunom give you is berry berry..swell belly..had u dining at bourda market square..was running neck n neck with haiti to see which will be poorest..the place was stink for the 24 yrs of your pnc illegal misrule then on top of that yall went ahead and hire yall one time would be king hammo greed to be mayor..from day one he was hired the place got very stink..

  2. Same rice flower and cassava flour the people in the US using instead of the carbs filled white flour that you crave for. Burnham did all u a big favor, he make sure you are healthy all now so that you can turn back and fly u mouth. Look how many of them in the country right now got high blood pressure, diabetes, Hiv the guina. In Burnham time people was not dying, we did not have all them sickness that we got under the PPP/C Government. Look at all the sugar filled food and drinks the PPP/C importing and all the plastic bottles that finding their way in the gutters and clogging it up, making the town more stink than it is with the PPP/C around. Look how many people dying of heart failure, stroke getting their limbs cut off. Think about it dummie then reflect on this, that Burnham produce a health nation and a smart nation. Look at them young people today, they ain’t ready yet.

  3. Galfromna u must not be so hard / harsh on your PNC people..the world knew they responsible for deaths of Rodney and many others..wismar massacre..mahaicony massacre..rupununi massare….your god is watching alright…your god was fully awake when your pnc commit all those atrocities on humans …then your pnc tried to starve guyanese to death by banning import foods..yikes kasava?? kasava flour? rice flour? yuk…not gud

  4. The PPP/C will fall. Prayers are being heard. One by one the cookie is crumbling. No right minded person should want to be associated with a bunch of thieves and murderers. God don’t sleep PPP/C! god don’t sleep!

  5. maybe mooklall will beat de tax evasion thing and the nadlall thing and install he own president..the mookster must have the good juices on surujbally and vishnu persaud so they have to do what they are told..

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