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Guyana’s Main Opposition Writes To High Court Seeking Notification If Governing Coalition Moves To Challenge Ballot Re-Count

Attorney, Anil Nandlall.

Guyana’s Main Opposition Writes To High Court Seeking Notification If Governing Coalition Moves To Challenge Ballot Re-Count

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, June 9, 2020 (CMC) – The main opposition — the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) — has written to the Supreme Court, here, requesting that it be notified, if any legal action is filed, in relation to the just-concluded national recount of the votes, cast in the disputed March 2 elections.

The final ballot box in the re-count exercise was completed on Sunday, and the PPP/C has claimed victory, even as the ruling coalition — A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC) — said that the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) cannot use any “fraudulent” votes to declare “credible” results of the elections.

In the letter to the Court, former Attorney-General and PPP/C Executive Member, Anil Nandlall, wrote that he was requesting an opportunity to be heard, by the Court, before any order is granted, in relation to the recount activity.

“Please be informed that, should any legal proceedings be filed in the Supreme Court of Judicature in relation to, or in connection with, or in any manner whatsoever, touching and concerning the national recount of ballots, cast at the General and Regional Elections, held in Guyana on March 2, 2020, being conducted by the Guyana Elections Commission, at the Arthur Chung Convention Center, I hereby respectfully request an opportunity to be heard, before any Order of Court is made, or any relief is granted, by any Court in the Supreme Court of Judicature, in respect of any such legal proceedings,” Nandlall stated in his June 8 letter.

The letter was sent to the Registrar of the Supreme Court, and copied to the Registrar of the High Court of the Supreme Court of Judicature, as well as the Registrar of the Court of Appeal.

“I act for, and on behalf of, the People’s Progressive Party/Civic, an interested party that would be aggrieved or affected by any such order or relief,” Nandlall noted.

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