A number of communities were furious over reported allegations of electoral infractions by supporters of another political party which led to the damaging of property and injury to persons.
The PSC has since called on political leaders to control their supporters and publicly eschew violence of any sort.
“The Commission is firmly of the belief that the political leaders have a responsibility to the citizenry to ensure their safety at this time and must be held accountable for any breakdown in law and order.”
The Commission has also appealed to the Guyana Police Force to fully investigate all reported incidents and maintain a visible presence which could serve as a deterrent to those who would take advantage of the current situation to engage in unlawful acts.
The Private Sector Commission is also calling on citizens not to “allow loyalty to any political party to lead them into contributing to a breakdown of law and order.”
“The Commission also calls for patience and calm as we await the announcement of election results by the Guyana Elections Commission which is the only entity authorized to release the results of Elections 2015.”
Meanwhile, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and electorate has come in for high praises from the PSC for the calm and smooth manner in which the voting process was carried out across the country on Monday.
“The Private Sector Commission as an Accredited Observer was able to field representatives across the country and obtain constant feedback from them through its Communications Centre,” the release added.
“In addition, the Private Sector Commission Chairman, Mr. Ramesh Persaud, accompanied by the envoys of Britain, Canada and the USA, flew to Skeldon, Linden and Essequibo and was able to observe the operations in those locations. All reports from across the country were that the systems functioned efficiently, with minor hiccups, right up to the close of poll. The Commission deems the conduct of Elections 2015 to be a success.”