PPP asks CCJ to order swift appointment of GECOM Chair, general elections on Sept 18 with same voters list

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, through his lawyers, have asked the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) to order that President David Granger name September 18 as election day, and his party wants the regional court to order that a Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) be appointed in three days.

“In order to facilitate such an election, the President shall by proclamation, appoint a date for the holding of the said election no later than the 18th September, 2019,” his lawyers including Trinidad and Tobago Senior Counsel Douglas Mendes and former Guyana Attorney General Anil Nandlall stated.

As regards the coalition’s demand for house-to-house registration, the lawyers want the CCJ to order that the election be held using the 31st October, 2018 list in order to approximate as far as possible what the constitution envisaged what ought to have happened.”

His legal team proposes that the regional court orders that cabinet including the President must resign, the government shall remain in office and shall hold an election for members of the National Assembly within three months of 18th June, 2019.