(Demerara Waves) Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), David Granger has said the laws should be amended to reduce the role of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in Guyana’s elections.
“I am of the view that in internal electoral matters, we need to strengthen the role of our own Court of Appeal and my own interpretation before the CCJ’s involvement is that the Court of Appeal was competent to rule on matters on electoral matters inside of Guyana,” he said on March 14, 2021 edition of ‘Public Interest’ interview programme.
The PNCR Leader has not held a news conference in months to deal with political issues facing the country and his party.
Mr. Granger’s PNCR-led A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) has lost almost all of the election-related cases in the High Court and the CCJ dating back to the December 2018 no-confidence motion to the question of the role of the Chief Elections Officer in determining valid votes.
He highlighted the ruling of the “very strong” Court of Appeal that had essentially stated that the Chief Elections Officer should determine what are valid votes. “You cannot accept the CEO to rule or to accept invalid votes,” he said.