Jagdeo secretly telling supporters to register- Min. Ramjattan

Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan

LEADER of the Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo, is publicly saying that persons should not register in the house-to-house registration process but is secretly telling his supporters to get registered.

This is according to Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan, during an interview on Friday on INSIGHT a radio programme on VOG 102.5FM where he discussed various topics.
The public security minister said registration of all Guyanese is mandatory and it is also desirable on the part of government and citizens since, if persons are not registered they cannot vote, which means persons will disenfranchise themselves.

“As leader of the AFC we would want the house-to-house registration to continue and as a senior member in the government of APNU/AFC, everybody should vote…You will get your voting rights, a new ID card to the extent that so many things can be done with an ID card,” Ramjattan said.

Leader of the Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo, says he is “reasonably confident” of securing an injunction against Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield to stop the house-to-house registration exercise. Jagdeo had said he will also push for the new Chair of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to stop the house-to-house registration as the PPP considers its legal options.