Opposition writes GECOM to begin elections preparations

first_imgFormer Attorney General Anil Nandlall today dispatched a letter to the Chief Elections Officer (CEO) of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) requesting that the entity begin preparing for elections.Nandlall, who was acting on behalf of Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, reminded CEO Keith Lowenfield of the rulings of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).Speaking on the provisions of Article 106 of the Constitution of Guyana, the court said “their meaning is clear and it is the responsibility of the constitutional actors in Guyana to honour them…the Guyana Elections Commission has that responsibility to conduct elections and GECOM too must abide by the provisions of the Constitution.”Nandlall also reminded that the court expressed hope that these “bodies and personages will exercise their responsibilities with integrity and in keeping with the unambiguous provisions of the Constitution…”Against this backdrop, Nandlall told Lowenfield that “in compliance with the extraordinarily clear language of the CCJ above, I hereby request that you immediately commence preparations for the holding of General and Regional Elections on a date no later than 18thday of September 2019.”More details in the Wednesday, July 17, 2019 edition of the Guyana Times.last_img read more