Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams, says that the David Granger-led administration will obey any decision made by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) regarding the hosting of elections.

His comment comes in wake of the commission’s Chairperson Justice (Retired) Claudette Singh’s letter to the Head of State, David Granger, signaling the entity’s readiness to move to the polls by the end of February next year.

During the National Communications Networks (NCN)’s production “Insight”, the attorney-at-law was asked to convey his thoughts on the matter, to which he responded: “There’s only one way I could greet that, and that’s by acceptance… If GECOM says February, it’s February.”

The Attorney General said that the government has always respected the decisions of GECOM, an independent body.

“We’ve always said – and the president has been saying – that we will obey the decisions of GECOM, as we’ve done with decisions of the court.” He said.
Williams echoed sentiments made by President Granger about GECOM being its own master.

“And I’ve said from the outset, there’s the provision [of the constitution] that says: The government shall hold elections within three months. I’ve always said that it’s an absurdity that the government cannot hold elections; it has to be GECOM. [GECOM] under the constitution, they have the sole remit in the conduct of elections and national registration,” said Williams.



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