(Demerara Waves) Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire on Monday ruled that one of the election petitions which challenge the actual results that were declared was dismissed because that petition was served late to Representative of the List for A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC), David Granger.
“The late service of P 99/2020 on the second named respondent amounted to non-service on him, This would lead to the nullification of petition 99 P 2020 ab initio (from the beginning) more so as the court has to consider the status quo at the time of service and not the proceedings or positions of party or parties adopted thereafter. This is to say from the time that petition 99 P of 2020 was served out of time on the second respondent as a necessary party, it was a non-starter,” she said.
That petition would have been key for APNU+AFC to prove that there were certain omissions to reconcile the votes found in ballot boxes to prove its case that there had been massive fraud by the then opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) and that there had been massive voter impersonation of deceased persons and migrants.
Monica Thomas and Brennan Nurse had wanted the court to find that the elections were unlawfully conducted due to unlawful acts or omissions such as discrepancies and irregularities resulted in a fraudulent vote.