I write this letter as a representative of all Guyanese under the age of 18. We, as a group do not have the privilege to participate in the voting process as yet. However, some of us still observe the elections process. We follow the news and listen to the programmes to form educated conclusions.
All Guyanese, both here in Guyana and overseas, know that it has been 131 days since the elections occurred on March 2. Over that period, it has become more evident every day who has won the plurality of the votes of the Guyanese voting populace. However, the losing side has been obstinate in admitting their loss. They, therefore, have descended to various forms of lies, trickery, and manipulation of facts in a bid to convince the public that these elections were affected by widespread fraud and illegalities. They have brought up baseless allegations of dead and foreign nationals voting. They have also made false allegations of voter impersonation (an act which GECOM’s own Chief Elections Officer, Mr. Keith Lowenfield, declared in 2015 on video recording to be “just not possible”). In all of this, the losers have not brought a single shred of evidence to support their position. They’ve also decided to attack and verbally abuse persons, many of whom are foreign dignitaries, who, using simple logic, dispel their lies and trickery. Even persons and organizations who stand on the side of the supremacy of the law are not safe from their nasty diatribe. It seems to be that these obstinate losers are willing to ruin their reputations and relations with foreign governments and diplomats to grasp onto power.
To preserve democracy around the world, foreign powers like the United States of America, Canada, and the United Kingdom resort to sanctions to remove undemocratically installed governments. Punitive actions by these powers can be against personal actors who participate in rigging, against organizations (private and public) or governments. Punishment, however, can only be applied if there is wrongdoing that resulted in the will of the Guyanese electorate being disrespected and discarded. If Guyana is subject to reprimand due to the actions of a greedy few, this will be an unfair punishment to all Guyanese who cannot vote. Collective punishment for all Guyanese when only a few have decided to participate in electoral fraud is not only unjust but also an assault against the rights of Guyanese. These are the same rights, which we fought to preserve since independence.
I, Jordon Nelson, therefore, plead with the APNU+AFC cabal to willingly concede that you have lost these elections. I am begging Mr. Granger, who is self-proclaimed to be a man of honesty and integrity, do not punish hundreds of thousands of innocent children for the sins of a few.
Please, show that you are a true patriot and a true son of the soil. Any action that varies from what is right, fair, and lawful will result in future generations of Guyanese judging your character.
I will end this epistle with a quote from Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, which states: “Democracy is worth dying for because it’s the most deeply honourable form of government ever devised by man.”
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