Please permit me to fix an inadvertence which occurred in the address of Dr Steve Surujbally, Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (Gecom), which was delivered to the media on Monday, July 18, 2011.
During his address, Dr Surujbally had pointed out that “in the run up to and during the conduct of the recent Claims and Objections Exercise, we met with senior representatives of the Justice For All Party (JFAP), the Guyana People’s Partnership (GPP), the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), the Alliance For Change (AFC), the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), and the Private Sector Commission (PSC). All of these entities had one common concern i.e. that they felt/knew that there were many persons who previously could not apply for registration because they were not in possession of their source documents, but who now have those source documents. All of these Organisations demanded of Gecom that it try to formulate options which would result in the persons concerned becoming enabled to apply for registration.”
Gecom had also met with representatives of The United Force (TUF) and this party had expressed similar concerns, and had made a similar request, pertaining to persons who previously could not apply for registration because they were not in possession of their source documents, but who now have those source documents. This fact was inadvertently omitted from the Gecom Chairman’s presentation.
Public Relations Officer