Monday, November 21, 2011

APNU officials evicted after being caught intimidating Army voters

Two APNU executives were evictedfrom the Army's headquarters at camp Ayanganna after they were caught by election officials trying to intimidate soldiers to vote for the APNU. The incident took place a short while ago as members of the joint services cast their ballot one week before the November 28th.

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.

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