Several APNU supporters, yesterday for the second time in two weeks, took to the streets, where they picketed the Linden GECOM office on Republic Avenue, emphatically declaring that unless there is House to House registration, there will be no elections.
They further stated that elections would not be held before 2020.
No Registration, No Elections and “We don’t want a fake President, we want Granger for President,” were some of the chants of the protesters.
Organizer of the protest, Leslie Gonzales, said that the protest action would continue for as long as it takes for the message to be heard.
He however said that the way forward would be determined following the results of a meeting with the Guyana elections commission that was billed for yesterday.
During yesterday’s protest action, disgruntled APNU supporters again drew attention to the issue of persons, especially youths, who would be denied the opportunity to vote, if new registration is not done.
Last week APNU supporters simultaneously staged protest action in Linden, Essequibo, Georgetown and Berbice.
APNU Region Ten Party Chairman,Jermaine Figuiera, in an invited comment, had pointed out that house to house registration is of paramount importance and should be a priority.
Figuiera added that this year’s budget would have catered for House to house registration, and that when the motion was tabled in the House, the opposition did not object to the amount of money that was allocated for it.
He further expressed the belief that the present voters’ list is “tainted,” as many persons’ names that are still on the list have died–some for over ten years…. and on top of that, some persons that are now eligible, their names are not on the list.
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