Section 22 of Elections Laws act dominates petition arguments – -CJ sets April 26 as tentative date for decision

April 26th has been tentatively set by Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire SC, to rule on the petition filed by the main opposition APNU+AFC which is challenging the results of last year’s general and regional elections.

The Opposition had filed two petitions challenging the results. Back in January, however, Justice George-Wiltshire dismissed the other petition after finding that the Party’s presidential candidate David Granger was not served on time.

The other petition on which she is now set to rule, came up yesterday for arguments, during which Senior Counsel John Jeremie on behalf of the petitioners advanced that Section 22 of the Election Laws Amendment Act (ELAA) by which the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) created Order 60 for the recount of votes from the March 2nd, polls was unlawful.