POLITICIANS from Guyana’s main opposition party protested inside parliament yesterday during a speech by President David Granger who they accuse of vote rigging.
People’s Progressive Party (PPP) MPs held up placards reading “free and fair elections” while others heckled the president as he made his address.
Protesters also massed outside to voice their opposition against Mr Granger’s break with 25 years of protocol by appointing a new Guyana Electoral Commission chair whose name was not on an opposition shortlist.
The PPP alleged ballot-rigging in Mr Granger’s election in 2015.
Opposition leader Bharrat Jagdeo said Mr Granger’s speech “has not dealt with any of the major issues affecting Guyanese” such as crime, job losses and lack of investment.
PPP MP and Guyana Peace Council vice-president Bishop Juan Edgehill will speak at a meeting in central London on Sunday November 12 on “the threat to democracy in Guyana.”