Chief Elections Officer (CEO) Keith Lowenfield has admitted that he never advised the President that the voters list was bloated with 200,000 names, raising questions about where President David Granger and the coalition got such “facts” from.
The government side has repeatedly said that the existence of 200,000 extra names necessitated house to house registration, an exercise that could further delay elections. But on Tuesday, on the sidelines of the High Court, Lowenfield denied that he advised the President in this direction.
“I have not engaged his excellency on the numbers game. And I cannot pronounce on that… its speculative. I would want to do an exercise to determine that amount,” Lowenfield said, when asked about the President’s comments.
More details in the Wednesday, July 24, 2019 edition of the Guyana Times.