By Jomo Paul
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Recently ordained People’s Progressive Party/Civic Member Clinton Urling has congratulated the victors of the 2015 General and Regional Elections, but said that it is not conceding victory to the APNU+AFC.
The results of the May 2015, General and Regional Election indicate a clear victory in favour of the APNU+AFC Coalition.
The data indicates that out of 410, 391 ballots cast, the PPP/C managed to acquire, 201,457 which is 5,360 votes short of the figure acquired by the APNU+AFC which is 206,817.
APNU+AFC attracted 201, 324 votes in the Regional polls, while the PPP/C got 198, 148 votes.
Urling in a Facebook post said “GECOM and the people have spoken… congrats to the victors…the PPP will remain a strong party in the years to come.”
When contacted and asked if his statement is indicative of an acceptance of an APNU+AFC victory, Urling made it clear that he was not conceding anything.
“There is no conceding of anything…I have said from the inception and GECOM has said it too await their results…all my action will be on whatever GECOM declared. I am going to go with what GECOM says…that statement was based on the preliminary results,” said the PPP/C candidate.
He pointed out that while his statement stands, there will be a difference of opinion should any incidents of fraud be uncovered.
“If the recount process proves that there were some incidents of fraud I’ll contend that, but if it doesn’t, my statement stands,” Urling told iNews.
GECOM has already said that any recounts will not alter the results of the election in such a significant way so as to change the winner.