September 29, 2016

PPP/C supporters decry mistreatment

A number of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) supporters on Friday decried mistreatment at the hands of Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) at Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo, as they had their command centres removed.
These centres they explained were at the required legal distance which is 200 yards from all polling stations.
Guyana Times was told that supporters were threatened to be locked up by police if they were to put back the command centres from where they were removed.
“We had our rights breached, we have a right to support who we want to as long as we are not doing so illegally” one supporter said.
“We are only trying to lend our support so we could see the changes that have to be brought about in our community and it is very sad that we are facing such mistreatment.”
This publication understands that the police were called to lend assistance in removing the command centres. Objections were raised by the supporters but nothing could be done to stop the mistreatment.
Returning Officer of Region 3 Gordon Clarke who was present as this incident unfolded was contacted for a comment on this and other issues but refused to comment.
This publication even tried to contact GECOM for a comment but all attempts were futile.

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