GUYANA-POLITICS-Opposition wants nature of talks between President Granger and GECOM chair to be made public.


A Commissioner of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Vincent Alexander, Tuesday rubbished a request by the main opposition People's Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) that the GECOM chair, retired justice Claudette Singh disclose what matters had been discussed with President David Granger when he met with the Commission members last Sunday.

Granger, who had visited the center were the recount of ballots in the March 2 regional and general elections is taking place, also met with the three-member delegation from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), observing the event.

GECOM chair, retired Justice Claudette Singh (File Photo)

'Too often in this country, we get into the realm of politicizing things which are not to be politicized. In my humble opinion, that is in the realm of the unnecessary politicking that this country gets engaged in and acts of absurdity,' Alexander told reporters, noting that the opposition had gone into a sphere of needless politicking.

In a letter sent to Singh, the opposition party said it was requesting that she reveals the nature of the discussions since Granger has declined to make known the discussions, it believes the Chairperson should inform the Commissioners and the political parties on the nature of the discussions.

The PPP said President Granger was offered the 'extraordinary privilege' and 'preferential treatment' of meeting the CARICOM high-level team and GECOM officials and that must now be accorded to all Presidential Candidates.

Granger had told reporters following the visit that there were issues that were raised with him but he would prefer for Singh and the GECOM Commissioners to deliberate on those issues that will have to result in decisions that have to be made by the...

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