By Tracey Khan – Drakes
[www.inewsguyana.com]– The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) says it stands firm on its demands to ensure transparency with the Preliminary List of Electors.
At a press conference today, Monday, August 25, General Secretary of the Party, Clement Rohee, explained that what boggles the mind “is the recent irresponsible and uninformed outburst by APNU’s Winston Felix” who accused the PPP of allowing its activists to pose at GECOM officers.
“The PPP upholds the right of political parties to scrutinize the PLE in whatever method or manner that Party chooses providing it is done within the meaning of the law and established practices. The Parties must be free to report their findings of irregularities to GECOM for further verification and corrective action,” Rohee said.
He noted that GECOM refused to conduct a physical verification of some eighteen persons the PPP found to be listed at one Georgetown address.
“Again in Georgetown one address was listed for five different persons in two separate divisions, hence they are on different voters list and so unless corrected they will be allowed to vote at different polling stations a case for multiple voting.”
The Party continues its demands for a logical explanation from the Elections Commission regarding the large increase of 550,000, which according to the General Secretary has never occurred in the country’s history.
“We deserve a forth right and logical explanation from GECOM, the PPP stands firm as regards the integrity of the PLE and stands firm as regards to the integrity of the PLE and remains strong in its believe that the list in its present form is unacceptable”.
Meanwhile, Rohee reacted positively to the extension by the Guyana Elections Commission of seven days to its claims and objections exercise, which the Party requested.
He added that the Party will use this opportunity to conduct its “unfinished business”.