President Still Studying Jagdeo’s List of Nominees for GECOM Chairmanship


GUYANA — Three weeks after Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo submitted his latest list of nominees for the GECOM Chairperson position, President David Ganger on Thursday said it is still being examined.

According to News Source Guyana (, he noted that although the list was submitted to him weeks ago, the Opposition Leader took more than eight weeks to compile and submit the list.

“I am not any closer to naming somebody as yet. I have looked at all lists very carefully and I think Mr. Jagdeo took 10 weeks to submit the list so I’m exercising due diligence,” Granger was reported by News Source as saying.

The news website further quoted him as saying, “I have not received any further advice from my colleagues or Cabinet Ministers. As you know, this has taken the better part of the year, over eight months and I’m very anxious to bring it to a successful conclusion,” he added.

The President, according to News Source, said he is very conscious of the ruling of the Chief Justice which he intends to adhere to. He said the ruling never changed his obligation to ensure that the person chosen is fit and proper.

The President said he remains open to consultation and even if this list is rejected it does not mark the end of the road.

Two previous lists were rejected by the President, who noted that the nominees did not meet the criteria to fill the top GECOM post, News Source reported.