According to a GECOM source solicitation of votes and intimidation of voters are against the law at the place of poll. One person who witnessed the incident told Liveinguyana that GECOM personnel removed the APNU officials after repeated warnings to desist from this practice. A soldier was told 'John, remember you living in West' while others were asked to remember they are of Afro-Guyanese ancestry and that 'this is about black people'. Under the racial hostility act that sort of posturing constitutes an offence.
Some political observers have noted that this behavour is systomatic of a party in desperation and it is also reminiscent of the PNC's actions of the past which proves that the APNU is actually the PNC in disguise. The authorities are considering charges.