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Attorney General says Government will abide by court ruling on election


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Attorney General says Government will abide by court ruling on election

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GEORGETOWN-Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Basil Williams has maintained that the Government of Guyana will respect the rule of law in the ongoing court matters relating to the March 2, General and Regional Elections.

Commenting on the matters before the Supreme Court of Judicature,  Williams underscored, “we have to abide by the outcome of those court matters.”

According to the Attorney General, the respect for the decisions of the courts remains the longstanding position of the  President.

“President Granger has said that he will be bound by the Constitution, by the directions of GECOM (Guyana Elections Commission) concerning the conduct of elections and the rules of the court.”

Presently, there are three main elections-related cases before the Supreme Court in which Justice Franklin Holder presides.

Concerning the injunction application brought by private citizen Ulita Grace Moore to prevent GECOM from conducting a national recount of votes,  Holder on Friday ruled the Supreme Court has jurisdiction to hear the case.

The Attorney General maintained the position of the court on the case does not come as a surprise since GECOM is a constitutional body that executes public duties, and therefore its actions are subject to judicial review. (CMC)

 

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