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Keep elections clean

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Keep elections clean

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Law enforcement authorities have vowed to take strong action against persons bent on disrupting political meetings as election campaigning heats up ahead of the November 28 poll.The governing Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) said that five of its supporters were assaulted and kerosene thrown on one of them at a public meeting held by Wednesday night on Access Road at Victoria Village, East Coast Demerara.Police said they have launched an investigation but so far have been unsuccessful in locating the alleged perpetrators.”The Guyana Police Force wishes to remind parties concerned that they have signed a Code of Conduct and they should conform to the prescribed behaviour,” police spokesman, Ivelaw Whittaker said in a statement.“The Force will leave no stone unturned to ensure that it investigates allegations of breaches of the law at political meetings by supporters of any political party.“In fact, members of the Force working at these meetings and responding to any reports of disorderly conduct at the political meeting have been advised to take firm action against those concerned in order to avoid situations getting out of hand,” the statement added. (CMC)