The Caribbean Court of Justice has handed down a landmark ruling that could assist Guyana’s opposition party in its fight to be declared the winner of the country’s March 2nd general elections.
The CCJ has ruled by a unanimous decision that it has jurisdiction to hear an appeal brought Guyana’s opposition PPP General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo and PPP/C presidential candidate Irfaan Ali who are challenging ruling by the Guyana court of appeal.
The Guyana Court ruling had inspired Chief Election Officer Keith Lowenfield to submit a much-criticized report to Guyana elections commission, in which he single-handedly invalidated over 115 thousand votes and sought to hand victory to the ruling party, when the recount figure showed a win for the opposition.
The CCJ panel headed by Justice Adrian Saunders ruled that it can review that decision setting the stage for a winner of the Guyana elections to be declared. It could be a key moment in bringing a conclusion to the elections drama that has gripped the country since March 2nd.