CCJ says Guyana Court of Appeal had no jurisdiction on election results

CCJ says Guyana Court of Appeal had no jurisdiction on election results

The Caribbean Court of Justice rules it has jurisdiction to hear election matter and has ordered that the Guyana Court of Appeal did not have jurisdiction to entertain matter and therefore its order has been set aside.

Thus leading to Guyana’s Opposition party; the People’s Progressive Party has won its appeal seeking to resolve the country’s long standing voter counts.

The report by the Chief Election Officer has also been set aside.

Guyana News Source reports that the CCJ’s decision is likely to result in the Chief Election Officer, Keith Lowenfield preparing a new report for the GECOM Chair in keeping with her first request.

President of the CCJ, Justice Adrian Saunders in delivering the final decision of the Court said the Court of Appeal erred in its decision since there was no need for a refinement of the words contained in the Constitution.

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