Government supporter, Misenga Jones, has made an application the High Court to block the declaration of the results of the March 02, 2020 elections by using the valid votes tabulated and certified during the Recount exercise.
The motion was filed a few moments ago, on the heels of Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield being instructed by Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), retired judge, Claudette Singh to submit his final election report using the recount data. The report is to be submitted at 14:00hrs.
Jones, through government aligned lawyer Mayo Robertson, is asking the High Court to declare that Justice Singh and the Commission have not complied with the process outlined in Article 177 (2) (b) of the Constitution. Furthermore, Jones contends that Justice Singh has also failed to declare the election results from advice by Lowenfield.
The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), has ruled that the only results valid are those from the recount, and that no person or authority can invalidate the ‘valid votes’ from that process.
As a matter of fact, the CCJ held, “Unless and until an election court decides otherwise, the votes already counted by the recount process as valid votes are incapable of being declared invalid by any person or authority.”
Jones has insisted that Lowenfield’s report was prepared in accordance with Section 96 (1) of the Representation of the People Act, and that this is the report has to be used to declare a President.
No judge has been assigned yet to hear the application.