Guyana Politics: Police want to question PNCR Chairman Volda Lawrence

-APNU+AFC alleges `psychological terrorism’

 in CrimeElectionsNewsPolitics October 10, 2020

Volda Lawrence
Volda Lawrence

Chairman of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) Volda Lawrence has been asked to report to the Criminal Investigation Department next Monday at 10 AM, the opposition coalition said Saturday.

Initially, she was asked to do so Saturday afternoon, but an A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) spokesman said the date has been changed.         

The coalition slammed the governing People’s Progressive Party (PPP) for using the police force to unleash psychological warfare against the opposition.

“Today there has been an unmistakable further intensification of the psychological terrorism on the leadership of the APNU+AFC Coalition by the PPP regime and their complicit agents in the Guyana Police Force,” the coalition said.

The opposition coalition has condemned the move saying its physiological terrorism on the leadership of the APNU+AFC Coalition leadership by the PPP regime using the Guyana Police Force.

Ms. Lawrence  is currently before the court facing an election-related charge along with Region Four Returning Officer Clairmont Mingo.

She is currently on bail.

The requirement of Ms Lawrence at CID follows that of the Deputy Chief Election Officer of the Guyana Election Commission Roxanne Myers who had presented herself and had been detained for 72 hours before she was Friday charged with two counts of misconduct in public office and granted $300,000 bail.

APNU+AFC  restated that the string of charges against GECOM officials and coalition supporters is aimed at derailing the two election petitions. The Chief Election Office Keith Lowenfield, Region Four Returning Officer Clairmont Mingo, Personal Assistant to the Chief Elections Officer and other GECOM staffers were all in a string of arrests by the Police in an ongoing investigation of electoral fraud following the March 2 elections.

“This latest devious and abominable action by the PPP regime further crystallises that they are horrified and frightened by the APNU+AFC Coalition’s elections petitions which they know they will lose and will result in their removal from government which they temporarily occupy. They are attempting every desperate tactic to thwart the hearing of the election petition,” APNU+AFC  said.

Also charged with election-related offences are Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield, Information Technology Officer Enrique Livan and Registration Officer Shefern February.

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  • kamtanblog  On 10/11/2020 at 2:50 am

    Interesting political development.
    Not wishing to “stoke” the fire will
    await “decision to prosecute” before any
    further comment on subject not wishing
    to “prejudice” the individuals trial and/or

    In uk it is not the poo poo who decides to
    charge/prosecute.It is the public prosecutor.
    Not sure 🤔 if this is so in Guyana.

    And of course “plea bargaining” is normally
    only allowed if “defendant” agrees to plea
    guilty prior to trial.

    To suggest that it is “physiological warfare”
    is both irresponsible and absurd !

    Mp’s debate/discuss and vote results
    into law ….courts discuss/decide if
    law was broken. Poo poo via public
    prosecutor decides before if there
    is a case to answer to. Trial by jury
    end result. Interesting development/scenario.


  • detow  On 10/11/2020 at 6:49 pm

    Kamtan, in the Guyana political situation which is in some regards similar to what is going on in the great (?) USA, the term physiological warfare is quite appropriate. Scare tactics has always been the modus operandi of both political parties…..nothing new here although the use of this tactic is
    absolutely irresponsible and absurd and should play no part in conflict resolution.

  • geoffburrowes  On 10/12/2020 at 11:22 am

    When are Guyanese going to put aside petty party politics and all work together for the good of Guyana?

    • Curtis  On 10/12/2020 at 12:08 pm

      When the PPP stop thinking that they have the sole right to govern Guyana because East Indians contribute the most financially in Guyana…..notice I said IN Guyana and not TO Guyana. Most of the business people don’t pay taxes and have been allowed to do that under the PPP.

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