PSC wants political parties to speak out against electoral violence

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Several senior members of the Private Sector Commission during a meeting with President Ramotar to address some issues ahead of the May 11 general and regional elections
Several senior members of the Private Sector Commission during a meeting with President Ramotar to address some issues ahead of the May 11 general and regional elections

[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Private Sector Commission (PSC) is calling on all political parties to immediately prior to and following the General and Regional Elections on May 11, 2015, to forcefully and publicly speak out against all acts of electoral violence, and to support the law enforcement agencies to professionally discharge their duties without fear or favour.

The PSC in a statement noted that political Parties must recognize that free, fair and violence free elections depend on   political parties providing firm leadership;     the impartial enforcement of the existing electoral laws by state institutions;     compliance with the code of conduct developed by the Guyana Elections Commission and   a shared commitment to inclusive governance, partnership and collaboration in the aftermath of elections;   a definitive stand against the electoral violence in our beloved Guyana, because these acts are detrimental to the peace, welfare and sustained development of the people of Guyana.

According to the PSC,     elections-related offences and crimes thoroughly and professionally investigated, leading to fair, timely trials and justice;     the police or other security agencies performing their roles and duties in enforcing the law and maintaining law and order not being hindered whatsoever whether at the polling station, constituency, community, district, regional or national level.

The commission noted that political stakeholders being mutually accountable as peers, especially, in promoting effective political leadership of the campaign against electoral violence.

 

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  1. The PNC will never speak out against Vanessa KIssoon, and Marcy Ross aka Mark Ross and the rest of Bamsy women.

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