The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) says that incumbent President David Granger continues to demonstrate “selective amnesia.”

This was in response to a Facebook post made by the President in which he accused the main opposition party of “trying to frustrate the recount process after losing the elections.”

According to the PPP/C, the world knows who is trying to frustrate the recount exercise.

“Though Granger and his cabal of riggers would like us all to forget, the fact is that following his request to CARICOM for a supervised recount it was the PPP that agreed as a means of finding a way forward”, the party said in a statement yesterday.

On the other hand, the PPP/C reminded that it was President Granger’s people – inclusive of two APNU+AFC candidates – who went to the court to block the recount.

“All of Guyana and possibly the world looked on in shock as fumigation of the venue and other infantile maneuvers were employed by Granger’s people to stymie the CARICOM supervised recount.”

As if this were not enough, the party further reminded that the citizenry was then subjected to the indecency of Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield’s 156 days recount proposal which was supported by Government Elections Commissioner Vincent Alexander.

Furthermore, the PPP/C added that even Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo’s request to have the CARICOM recount supervisory team quarantined for 14 days, was another plot to frustrate the recount process.

According to the political party, “Guyanese know who won the March 2, 2020 elections. The PPP released its copies of the SOPs which show that it has won. On the other hand, the APNU+AFC has refused to do the same.”

The party, therefore, asked, “Why is this so? What does it have to hide? If David Granger is certain that his party has won the elections then he should release copies of the SOPs that are in his possession. Why did they vote to prevent the release of the SOPs by GECOM when Granger himself had called on GECOM to do the same in 2011 and got his way?”

The party pointed out that if President Granger is genuine about wanting an expeditious and transparent recount he should agree to the PPP’s proposal to have it done in ten days, in the presence of international observers, independent auditors and he should agree to have it live-streamed so that Guyanese and the entire world can see.


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