Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo categorically stated today that he will not be meeting with President, David Granger unless it is about a date for elections.
This was as he hosted his weekly press conference at his Church Street office.
Jagdeo’s statement comes on the heels of a letter he received to have consultations with the President on March 6.
The Head of State’s letter reflects his desire to meet with Jagdeo to discuss the National Assembly’s constitutional role in the present situation and the Guyana Elections Commission’s readiness and requirement for funding to enable it to conduct General and Regional Elections.
Jagdeo noted however that there is no need for the President and him to meet on these matters.
He said that the role of the National Assembly when it comes to elections can be found in the Constitution. He said all Granger has to do is read the Constitution and follow it.
As for the readiness of elections, the Opposition Leader said that the Guyana Elections Commission as an independent body is allowed to use its lump sum for other purposes.