The Guyana Elections Commission on Tuesday took a decision to send home Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield, Deputy Chief Elections Officer Roxanne Meyers and Region 4 Returning Officer Clairmont Mingo. GECOM in a statement on Tuesday afternoon, confirmed that the three officers will be proceed on their respective annual leave with effect from Monday, 28th June, 2021.
“This decision was necessary to facilitate the Commission’s deliberation on the three (3) motions tabled by the Government nominated Commissioners seeking the immediate dismissal of those persons as well as the course of action to be adopted to conclude this process,” the statement said.
The three were sent home on leave while the seven member commission determines if it can hear the matter or whether an independent tribunal should be established to hear the matter on if the commission can fire the the three Election officers. The CEO will proceed on 42 days annual leave, the DCEO will be on 120 days leave and Mr. Clairmont Mingo will
be on 35 days leave, GECOM said.
“The Commission intends to conclude these discussions within the shortest possible time,” the body concluded.