Once the recount of all ballots cast in the March 02 General and Regional elections continues smoothly, fairly and transparently, the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C), is adamant that it will emerge victorious.
“There is no doubt that once the process continues and concludes smoothly, fairly and transparently, a PPP/C victory at the March 2nd elections is inevitable,” the party boasted in a statement last evening following the close of day six of the recount underway at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre (ACCC).
The party has noted that the process is unravelling the vile fraud perpetrated by Region 4 Returning Officer, Clairmont Mingo, who has been removed from the recount, in relation to the results of electoral district #4.
Further, it said that the process is also confirming the accuracy of the Statements of Poll in possession of the PPP/C and clearly establishing that the A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance for Change (AFC) massively lost those elections.
According to the political party, in recognition, APNU/AFC has embarked upon an orchestrated and ludicrous campaign to undermine and discredit election day’s activities by concocting a series of reckless and unsubstantiated allegations that dead and migrated persons voted.
“In their desperation, they are objecting to ballots on these grounds and when the marked list of electors are actually examined, most of the names to which they objected, those persons did not actually cast a ballot on elections day.”
During the recount process, PPP/C pointed out that agents of the governing coalition objected to a serial number at Pearl Nursery School and when that serial number was checked on the marked list of electors it was that of [President] David Granger.
Other inconsequential, false and frivolous objections they are making include, absence of poll books, persons voting without ID Cards etc, the PPP/C disclosed in the statement.
Moreover, the party sought to remind that this is the very party whose leaders were quoted widely in the media on elections day and shortly thereafter, congratulating GECOM for an excellent job in holding free and fair elections.
The party also reminded that on May 4, 2020, President Granger, in a public statement described the elections as “free, fair and orderly.”
The party added that every accredited observer team, both national and international that observed election day activities, endorsed it as free and fair.
In fact, the PPP/C further reminded that prior to the start of the recount, APNU/AFC proclaimed to the world that they won these very elections.
The party was keen to note, “Now that the recount exercise is revealing the cold hard truth, which is that the APNU/AFC have abysmally lost the elections, they are bawling hysterically that the elections were tainted with irregularities and they are concocting these nonsensical allegations to which reference has been made above.”
Furthermore, it said that by these allegations, they are insulting the collective intelligence and competence of not only the Presiding Officers, Assistant Presiding Officers but their own polling agents, some of whom were their Candidates to the Poll – all of whom, were present in polling stations throughout the country.
These persons scrutinized the process from beginning to end, counted the ballots in each polling station and then signed on to the Statements of Poll, confirming the veracity of those documents, which coincidentally, APNU/AFC continues to hide from public scrutiny.
“APNU/AFC seems to have forgotten that even in their ill fated dossier which they formally submitted to the United States Department of Justice, they claimed that they won the elections which they described as free and fair,” the statement added
In light of the foregoing, the party emphasized it is the duty of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), to diligently rebuff these bizarre allegations as they are being manufactured by the rigging cabal.
It must not be the responsibility of Yolanda Ward alone who should be tasked with this obligation, but the Chairperson, Chief Elections Officer, Deputy Chief Elections Officer and all the Commissioners, the party pointed out.
“They must defend the integrity of the elections which they exclusively conducted and managed.”
It said, too, that there is no doubt that at the end of this recount process, the people of Guyana will be burdened with the ordeal of getting the rigging cabal to accept the results of the recount and to give up government.
“The PPP wishes to assure the nation that we stand committed to lead that charge when the occasion arises,” the party promised.