Saturday 5 December, 2020

Guyana Court of Appeal sets date to deliver election judgement

Guyana Court of Appeal. Photo: Dillon De Shong.

Guyana Court of Appeal. Photo: Dillon De Shong.

All eyes will be on Guyana’s Court of Appeal on Thursday when Justice of Appeal Dawn Gregory-Barnes delivers her ruling on an application to prevent the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) from using the recount to declare a winner of the country’s disputed polls.

Gregory-Barnes, Justice Rishi Persaud and Justice Priya Beharry heard over four hours of oral arguments today.

The appellant, Misenga Jones, through her attorney Senior Council John Jeremie argued that Chief Justice Roxanne George-Wiltshire erred when she ruled the case was res judicata last week.

The respondents argued that the case lacked merit and should be thrown out.

GECOM’s council Kim-Kyte Thomas also asked the court to fully examine the arguments put forward as she noted their ruling can be used to help fuel the A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change’s (APNU+AFC) position that the March 2 Regional and General Elections was rife with fraud.

The matter resumes at 11 am.

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