Regional Executive challenges GECOM’s ‘sham’ claims; distances self from accusation

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Chairman of GECOM, Dr. Steve Surujbally.
Chairman of GECOM, Dr. Steve Surujbally.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Regional Executive Officer of Region One, Nigel Fisher has expressed great concerns over allegations made by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) that unauthorized persons, claiming to be employees of GECOM, have been visiting homes with copies of extracts of the current Preliminary List of Electors (PLE) to check, and advise residents, on their registration status.

GECOM claimed that the persons engaged in this activity are alleged Community Support Officers” in Mabaruma and Port Kaituma.

But according to Fisher, he is not aware of any group or groups of persons in Region One posing as Community Service Officers (CSO) operating under the pretend of GECOM representatives.

“I will like to verify that there are Community Service Officers in the Region, but they come under the supervision of the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs which means that neither I nor my office has any control over those groups,” he said.

He added that he is greatly disappointment that GECOM did not seek to engage the administration in a discussion to clarify the authenticity of this allegation before “fingering me in this malicious and deceitful act.”

The Commission also noted that its investigations have also revealed that the persons have in their possession a copy of a letter purportedly written by the Regional Executive Officer of the Region authorizing them to engage in the activity of concern.

To this end, the Regional executive further stated that “I am peeved by the fact that my name has been forged by someone or groups of persons giving them authorization to conduct preliminary election activity.

He says he strongly reprimand the act and deems it malicious.

1 COMMENT

  1. like how pppx was blamed for the linden riots pppc will be blamed for this too..noting new from the mouths of pncites

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