By Jomo Paul
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Thursday, October 22 resurrected its protest actions against the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).
Among other things, the Party is calling for Chairman, Dr Steve Surujbally to abdicate his office as the head of GECOM, throwing allegations of rigging the May 11 elections at his feet.
While Dr Surujbally has made it clear he will depart on his own terms, the protest from the PPP has continued. General Secretary Clement Rohee on the protest lines told reporters that the protests will be held from time to time.
“We will continue until our demands are met…this is in keeping with a declared policy by the People’s Progressive Party and we will continue to mount the pressure on Surujbally and GECOM,” said Rohee.
According to the General Secretary, the Party does not have an ad-hominen issue with Dr Surujbally, however there is still the concern over the allegations of rigged elections.
“Well if you look at the placards, it is not only focusing on Surujbally but it is focusing on the elections in general. Whenever local government elections are held we are going to contest whether Surujbally is there or not. We would be contesting under protest,” said Rohee.
Meanwhile, recent reports have surfaced that there might be some friction between Rohee and Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo with the possibility of the General Secretary being asked to leave.
Rohee was questioned by iNews on this issue to which he feigned ignorance of the matter.
“No, I don’t anything about that…I don’t know anything about that, I don’t know anything about that,” said Rohee.
Asked specifically whether he has any issues with Jagdeo, Rohee gave the same response.
“I don’t know anything on that, I don’t know where that is coming from,” he stated.