The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will meet tomorrow (Wednesday) to deliberate the new plan for the hosting of the Local Government Election (LGE), says Opposition-nominated Commissioner, Vincent Alexander.

Guyana Standard understands that today’s meeting was adjourned without the plan being approved. This publication was informed that the plan’s approval was halted due to concerns raised by commissioners over the Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, Nigel Dharamlall’s ability to reconfigure constituencies.

The main Parliamentary Opposition had accused the minister of attempting to gerrymander local government areas for his party’s benefit at the poll set for next year. However, a similar action was taken by former Communities Minister, Ronald Bulkan under the APNU+AFC government in 2016.

“GECOM is slated to reconvene tomorrow to determine the way forward. Settling this issue is a precursor to any further movement in the preparation for local government elections,” Alexander said.


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