GECOM Chair expected to return to work January 22

-after sick leave extended

James Patterson

Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) James Patterson is now expected to return to work on January 22 following his application on Tuesday for an additional 14 days of sick leave.

Meanwhile, Parliamen-tary whips Amna Ally and Gail Teixeira have been identified to enquire into the readiness of GECOM to hold elections in 90 days.

Ally and Teixeira were identified following a meeting on Wednesday between President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo.

It is not clear how and when they are to engage the commission in the absence of the Chairman. Public Relations Officer Yolanda Ward said that as far as she is aware the commission has received no communication about an engagement…..

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