Chairperson of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Volda Lawrence was this morning slapped with two charges of conspiracy to defraud the nation.
This is in relation to the ongoing police probe into allegations of electoral fraud.
Lawrence made her appearance before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. Lawrence, who is being represented by Attorney-at-law Nigel Huges, was released on 100,000 bail and is expected to make her next court appearance on December 9, 2020.
On August 24, last, private criminal charges in relation to the March 02, General, and Regional elections were read to Lawrence.
The charges were filed against her in March 2020 by now Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Charles Ramson Jnr.
According to the particulars of the charge, Clairmont Mingo, Returning Officer of Region 4, having been procured by Lawrence on or about March 5, 2020, at the Command Centre for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on High and Hadfield Streets, Georgetown, uttered to the Chief Elections Officer (CEO), Keith Lowenfield, the results for Region Four, knowing it to be forged, with intent to defraud the people of Guyana.
Ramson, and other members of the governing People’s Progressive Party (PPP), have stated on numerous occasions that Mingo’s declaration of Region Four results, which gave the APNU+AFC the win for that Region, was false since their copies of Statements of Poll proved otherwise.