AHEAD of the National Recount, President David Granger as reiterated his long-held position that he will accept the results of the General and Regional Elections when it is declared by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).
“I have said, repeatedly, that I shall accept the declaration of the results by the Elections Commission, which will allow for a democratically-elected government to be sworn in to office,” the Head of State said in an address to the nation on Monday.
The recount, according to an Order gazetted by the Elections Commission on Monday, will commence on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, much to the satisfaction of the President.
“I welcome the Commission’s announcement; the entire nation is awaiting the completion of the recount of the ballots, and the declaration of the results by the Elections Commission,” he said.
It has been more than two months since Guyanese went to the polls on March 2. The President, in his address, noted that elections were “free, fair and orderly, but subsequent events resulted in the prolongation of the electoral process, well beyond the deadline for the declaration of results.”