Let’s go back to the beginning. Mingo goes rogue. What was there to stop Chair Claudette Singh or the Commission to step in and take over the tabulation of Region Four? The Commission is ultimately responsible for completion of the tabulation and declaration of the results. Do you allow the whole election machinery to breakdown if one or two officials go rogue?
If this is a Rule of Law state, why wasn’t Mingo arrested? Lowenfield incorporated Mingo’s fraudulent numbers in the first Lowenfield Report, which he submitted to the Commission. Lowenfield in that Report had asked the Board to declare Granger the winner. Lowenfield had committed not just an act of corruption but plain fraud – why wasn’t he too arrested? Why didn’t the Commission remove him on his designated post?
Alright, the Chief Justice stepped in before the Commission could have met to act on the Lowenfield Report (It is possible Chairman Singh could have voted with 3 PNC Board members to declare Granger the winner). Why would the Chief Justice send the matter back to Mingo to complete the tabulation transparently? Shouldn’t the Commission already have acted to remove and possibly arrest Mingo for committing blatant fraud before the eyes of dozens of international observers?
This election impasse has exposed a huge fault line in the polity of Guyanese society. Rule of Law barely works. At the end of the day, this is not about Mingo or Lowenfield nor Claudette Singh – this is about more fundamental problems that pervade all organs of the State and even the Judiciary.
I would ask all readers of KN to ponder this question: What makes Singapore (or many other States) so different from Guyana? It is my opinion that the Rule of Law makes all the difference.
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