Mr Timothy Jonas of A New and United Guyana (ANUG) is urging the PPP/C and APNU-AFC to before an announcement of the results as he believes that the APNU+AFC will lose these elections and their supporters will be incensed given that their leaders have already announced a win, a Stabroek News report said on Tuesday.
Jonas said the volatility of such a situation will take Guyana back years developmentally and it will add to the country’s “embarrassment” globally.
“If APNU now has to go back to the people and say whatever we told you we are now taking it back, we are recanting and we were wrong or however they want to put it, it places them in such an invidious position; more so if the count is done properly and they lose,” Jonas told the media, following the High Court announcement by Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire that the court has jurisdiction to rule in the elections matter before her.
“There comes a stage when your back is against the wall, when the cliff is facing you, that somebody has to make an accommodation. And in this regard, I hope that (PPP General Secretary) Bharrat Jagdeo and his agent Irfaan Ali, I hope that they can find some way, that they can hold out an olive branch and say to Mr (David) Granger and say to his followers, this is how we can do it in a way that you can face your people and if you end up out of office or out of government, you can walk down the road without fear of somebody abusing you,” Jonas said.