Guyana Politics: GECOM: Flawed lists and ballooned numbers – Editorial by Kaieteur News

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  • brandli62  On January 15, 2020 at 10:51 am

    I agree with the commentary’s notion that elections with incomplete or disputed voter lists are a potential future minefield. On this basis, any party losing the upcoming elections will have lots of ammunition to question the legitimacy of the entire election process. I however recall that GECOM’s attempts at completing the updating of the voter lists by a house to house registration process was cut short due to massive pressure from the current opposition, aka the PPP and Mr. Jagdeo, who wanted elections as soon as possible. The responsible thing to do would have been that all parties agree to get the voter lists updated and verified before any election date is been set. Why wasn’t this possible? The commentary falls short in analyzing what went wrong and who was responsible for the current mess. Furthermore, it would have been nice to see the Guyanese civil society, if it exists, demanding that the voter lists are completed and updated. There should be the possibility of fixing things before disaster unfolds.

  • Yvonne-K  On January 15, 2020 at 6:21 pm

    GECOM could have the most perfectly clean voters list and if the PPP loses the election, they will say it was rigged. Unfortunate but true. The only thing that will appease the opposition is for them to be declared the winner of the election.

    • Ramesh  On January 15, 2020 at 7:38 pm

      Your may be right. But there would have to be credible evidence to make and prove any such allegations. You’re certainly old enough to remember one Forbes Burnham.

      Ramesh.

      • Trevor  On January 15, 2020 at 10:32 pm

        Jagdeo and his clique wrote a poem:

        “One Haitian land at CJIA,
        To vote for APNU or AFC,
        He asked, “Ou Brasil, sil vous plait?”
        Jagdeo yell: Granga rig elections! Granga rig elections!

        Haiti man went to Bonn Finn,
        and Jagdeo ask him,
        Granga rig election? Granga rig elections?
        Haiti man ask “Who is him?”
        Jagdeo slammed: GRANGA RIG ELECKSHUN GRANGA RIG ELECKSUN!

        Haiti man saw a massive mansion at Pradoville,
        Jagdeo pointed a finger at him,
        Jagdeo yelled: GRANGA RIG ELECKSHUN! GO AWAY FRO HERE!
        Haiti man ask Jagdeo what is wrong with him.
        Jagdeo yelled: GRANGA RIG ELECKSHUN! GRANGA RIG ELECKSUN!

        Haiti man wonder if Jagdeo is a mad man.
        Who is this GRANGA Jagdeo is obsessed about?

        Haiti man finally found his home in French Guiana,
        But Jagdeo kept on yelling,
        GRANGA RIG ELECKSUN, GRANGA RIG ELECKSHUN!

        But the entire world heard, and wonder if Jagdeo had loose screws,
        but Jagdeo kept on yelling GRANGA RIG ELECKSHUN,
        Until the 100,000 American and Canadian-Guyanese returned and voted for PPP,
        And Jagdeo was quite merry.

      • Trevor  On January 15, 2020 at 10:40 pm

        Correction:

        “Jagdeo and his clique wrote a poem:

        “One Haitian land at CJIA,
        Jagdeo accused him that he landed,
        To vote for APNU or AFC,
        He asked, “Ou Brasil, sil vous plait?”
        Jagdeo yell: Granga rig elections! Granga rig elections!

      • Curtis  On January 16, 2020 at 11:36 am

        Ramesh since when does Jagdeo need credible evidence to cause chaos in an election? Call a spade a spade please!!!!

    • Trevor  On January 15, 2020 at 10:36 pm

      Jagdeo personally went to America and Canada to bus around 100,000+ Diaspora Guyanese to vote for PPP, yet if ONE Haitian lands at CJIA, Jagdeo accuses the Haitian or voting for APNU or AFC!

      • Trevor  On January 16, 2020 at 12:56 am

        Joke of the day:

        Bharrat Jagdeo tried to sue me for libel, but at court he couldn’t stop complaining that Granger and Forbes Burnham were conspiring to rig the elections, and his 100,000 potential PPP voters in Canada and USA also agreed with him.

  • Trevor  On January 16, 2020 at 12:54 am

    Question to Guyana Times:
    If Jagdeo brought 100,000 overseas Guyanese to vote for PPP this election, and 1 Haitian man entered CJIA to live in Brazil, who is rigging the elections?

    Guyana Times: If the PPP loses the election, the answer is Forbes Burnham.

  • Trevor  On January 16, 2020 at 12:57 am

    Bharrat Jagdeo, your head has no hair because Forbes Burnham rigged the election from your head lol

  • brandli62  On January 16, 2020 at 2:40 am

    Can we please keep to commentaries that factual and constructive? Polemic comments are not really helpful and foster bad feelings. Reconciliation across racial groups starts with civility and decency online.

    • Yvonne-K  On January 16, 2020 at 11:41 am

      Yes Brandlie62 I agree with you said but sometimes it’s really difficult to hold back the truth in order to appear fair and unbiased. There are Guyanese who feel strongly about the systematic destruction of their country by those who want nothing more than to grab power and dominate the country for themselves and their voters.

  • Trevor  On January 16, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    Jagdeo is bringing in Diaspora Guyanese to vote for PPP. This is a fact:
    https://demerarawaves.com/2019/11/03/jagdeo-calls-on-overseas-based-guyanese-to-return-home-to-vote/

    Yet he accuses Prezi Granger of using Haitians as pawns for the election, using mostly racist undertones and spreading racist hate in the Guyana Times.

    And yes, the PPP/ “Civic” are lusting to regain power and create a clique where they envision a post-oil Guyana without a few demographics. They are angry that Guyana is no longer the PPP-C demographic with Afro-Caribbeans, Cubans, Venezuelans, Chinese and a few Africans visiting Guyana.

    There is lots of evidence that the PPP-C supporters dislike certain backgrounds of people.

    Pegasus Hotel had a review where a waitress was racist against my Antigua sister because she was “Black”, and the waitress was “Indian”. AFAIK, Antigua is a wealthy country per capita, and the sister was visiting Guyana as a tourist, which meant that she had more disposable income than the “Indian” waitress.

    This isn’t the only “microagression” that PPP-C supporters are doing against other people. There is a huge tension and fallout going on in GT because the PPP-C do not want certain types of people here, while the current government is powerless to do anything because the PPP-C agents spreading the hate are wealthy to start bogus libel lawsuits, yet they libel Prezi Granger.

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