By Jomo Paul
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has moved to the High Court in a motion to have the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) release detailed information regarding the results o the May 11 General and Regional elections.
This was confirmed by PPP Executive Member Gail Teixeira who spoke to iNews on Thursday afternoon. The motion indicates that the PPP wants “An Order of Rule or Nisi of Mandamus” to be granted to the PPP which would compel the Chief Elections Officer (CEO), Keith Lowenfield to provide the Party with the results of the 2015 General and Regional elections in an aggregate form.
The Party also wants the reports from the Information Technology Department of GECOM relative to the conduct of polls and tabulation on May 11.
Interestingly also, the PPP is requesting copies of statements of poll from each of the 2299 polling stations that were utilized on elections day.
The motion was filed by the PPP’s Election Agent Ganga Persaud under the representation of former Attorney General, Anil Nandlall. In the document, it is stated that the Party has resorted to move to the courts since written requests to the CEO proved futile.
When probed, Teixeira told iNews that the document was not linked to the petition which the Party has promised to file in the courts contesting the results of the elections.
While the PPP has not accepted the results of the 2015 polls, the International community has said the Party should accept that it was defeated and represent the 202,000 persons that voted for them in the elections.