Following a statement today by US Secretary of State , Mike Pompeo, that visa restrictions have been issued on those persons who have undermined democracy in Guyana, the incumbent party, the A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) says it “regrets” the position taken by the superpower.
Pompey said also that immediate family members of those persons might also be subjected to the said sanction.
The government said today in response to Pompey’s statement: “The Executive arm of Government regrets the decision taken by the United States Department of State.
The matter affecting the outcome of Guyana’s elections is still before courts, which is entirely the responsibility of the judiciary. No declaration has been made.”
The statement continued: “The Executive Branch has not participated in the undermining of the electoral process and urges all countries interested in Guyana’s development to await the logical conclusion of the process which is being managed by the Elections Commission, in accordance with the Constitution of Guyana. The Executive arm has not interfered in the functioning of the Elections Commission.”