A.P.N.U PRESS STATEMENT
Tuesday 29th November 2011
For Immediate Release
PPP/C CALLS FOR RECOUNT OF VOTES IN REGIONS 3, 4, AND 10
A Partnership for National Unity (A.P.N.U) has just learned that the PPP has requested a recount of votes in Regions 3, 4 and 10. While this is their democratic right the APNU views this move with much suspicion.
In the first place the Election Agent of A.P.N.U has not been officially informed of this request as of 18:00 hrs (6:00 pm) this afternoon. Second, the PPP, having declared themselves the winner of the Presidency earlier today, it is strange that they should be asking for a recount. Third, we have no confidence that the integrity of the ballot boxes has not been compromised since the end of the official count last evening.
APNU will, therefore, not participate in any recount of the votes since all Statements of Poll have, as required by the electoral laws, been signed by the Presiding Officers and the Polling Agents and posted outside of each of the Polling Stations.
In this regard, A.P.N.U is forced to conclude that this is yet another attempt by the PPP to stall the announcement of the results of these elections and to create confusion among the population.
A.P.N.U has been exercising patience and restraint in the face of demands from our supporters for the results of the elections to be made known. We continue to urge our supporters to be calm and to keep the peace but we are cognisant of the fact that the prolonged delay can only serve to increase suspicion and anxiety among the population.
We, therefore, call on GECOM to address this matter urgently, since what is at stake is the very integrity and confidence in the electoral process.
A Partnership for National Unity (A.P.N.U)
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