President, David Granger has written the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), requesting a meeting to discuss the operational readiness of the Commission to deliver a credible election.
Revealing this to the press this evening was the Ministry of the Presidency. In a statement, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said that the President’s action, in this regard, stems from a letter he received from Chairman of GECOM, Justice (Ret’d) James Patterson.
Harmon said, “The President, having received that letter, responded to the Chairman of the GECOM indicating that he noted the concerns which were raised in the letter. He has asked that the Commission stands ready to commence a consultation with him on the operational readiness of the Elections Commission to deliver a credible election. He noted of course, their concerns that there was not enough or any appropriation made in the 2019 Budget for anything other than house-to-house registration and that the Elections Commission was going to proceed with their programme of house-to-house registration…”
Harmon said that, based on the issues raised, GECOM’s Chairman, President Granger has also asked to meet with the Leader of the Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo.