Over the past 24 hours, I have seen a lot of comments on social media after the decision was handed down by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on the NCM and the unilateral appointment of the GECOM Chairman. Whilst the decision of the CCJ did not specify a date for elections, President of the CCJ, Justice Adrian Saunders, urged all political parties to honour the Constitution of Guyana.
If we are to look carefully on this statement “honouring the Constitution” one can safely anticipate election on or before September 18 due to the directives of the Constitution saying that after the passage of a No-Confidence Motion (NCM), the President and the Cabinet shall resign and call elections within 90 days.
It is with great hope that if the Government should honour the Constitution, it, therefore, means that we can have an election within the stipulated time of the Constitution, ie, within 90 days counting from June 18, 2019.
In conclusion, whilst the CCJ could not have given a specific date for elections, the Constitution of Guyana clearly gives a timeframe should we honour same.