The Alliance for Change (AFC) – half of the previous coalition administration – says that the alleged irregularities that surfaced during the vote recount process will be address “vigorously” in an elections petition. The party is hoping to have that petition expedited and placed on the front burner.
“The AFC believes, like its APNU partner and President Granger, that the fraud and numerous irregularities and anomalies uncovered during the Recount exercise demonstrated that there was a credibility deficit in the March 2020 Elections which will be pursued vigorously in an Election Petition. The Party and its coalition partners expect that the Election Petition will be expedited with the same alacrity as similar litigation which followed the Elections,” the party said in a statement earlier today.
The party’s statement comes one day after the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairperson, Justice (Retired) Claudette Singh, made a declaration; naming Opposition Candidate, Irfaan Ali as the new president. He took the oath of office later that day.
The AFC also expressed its satisfaction that a peaceful transition of Government has occurred.
“This confirms our people and the nation’s commitment to the Constitution and the processes and institutions of democracy,”
The party also encouraged persons to put aside partisanship and rancour to congratulate President Irfaan Ali on his election to the highest office.
“Though it happened exactly five months after March 2nd, which certainly the AFC nor its partners wanted, nor even anticipated, it has been resolved through the assistance of the honoured institution of the Judiciary. This is a demonstration that civility and democracy is alive and well. We must build on and reinforce this foundation,” the AFC noted.