Granger denies 1973 ballot box allegation
Retired Brigadier David Granger has denied any involvement in the military operation during the 1973 general election that resulted in the deaths of two men at No. 63 Village, saying that the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) was at the time only seeking to prevent ballot boxes from being seized.
“I had nothing at all to do with the shooting,” he told Stabroek News yesterday, explaining that he was not in command of the GDF at the time. “I was in command of the base at what used to be Atkinson Field, what became Timehri. So, I was not in charge of seizing any ballot boxes. I was not in charge of the operation.” The 1973 election was one of those that the PNC was widely accused of rigging and employing the army to achieve this. …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.