GEORGETOWN, Guyana – President Dr Irfaan Ali says that he plans to name an international team to conduct a Commission of Inquiry (COI) into the March 2020 General and Regional Elections.
The commitment was first made during the President’s inauguration address in 2020 following the five-month wait on the final election results.
The President recently announced that the Commission of Inquiry into the elections will still take place.
“Your President promised an international COI, so I’d say to all those who struggled and sacrificed, all those who worked in protecting the democracy that we have, in your honour, before dawn on Tuesday, your President will name the members of that international COI.”
He said the COI will bring the matter to some finality, even as there is an election petition before the Courts and former senior election officials facing charges of alleged fraud.
“And those who subverted democracy and those who cannot present their SOPs, and those who struggled against the will of the people, the COI will set the truth free from the untruth and the COI will set those who dwell in the house of democracy against those who dwell in the fire of undemocratic rule and norms,” he noted.
The 2020 General and Regional Elections were marred with accusations of fraud and rigging attempts. (CMC)