PPP-nominated commissioners concerned over extension of GECOM Chairman’s medical leave

James Patterson

Following the extension of the medical leave of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman James Patterson, 85, the opposition-nominated commissioners yesterday voiced concern that it could be a ploy to delay the holding of general and regional elections, which they say are  now due within 90 days following the passage of a no-confidence motion against the government.  

“We cannot be unmindful of a possible situation existing where the said extension of illness is a ploy designed to delay the holding of General and Regional Elections within the constitutionally determined 90-day timeframe consequent on the previously referenced Resolution of the National Assembly,” commissioners Robeson Benn, Sase Gunraj and Bibi Shadick said yesterday in a press release, where they also wished Patterson a speedy and full recovery…..

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