Not the same Robeson Benn running for Local Govt Elections

Last Updated on Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 13:12 by Denis Chabrol

Brindley Hamid Robeson Benn.

Brindley Hamid Robeson Benn.

Commissioner of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Robeson Benn is not the same Robeson Benn who is a People’s Progressive Party Civic candidate in the upcoming Local Government Elections, according to a reliable source.

The top GECOM source clarified, less than an hour after Team Benschop raised concerns, that the candidate is not Commissioner Brindley Horatio Robeson Benn, but is instead Brindley Hamid Robeson Benn. This was later confirmed by Commissioner Benn.

Team Benschop earlier Wednesday expressed grave concern about Benn being both a Commissioner and a candidate, and called on him to relinquish either of the two positions.

Contacted later, Benschop said he was relying on a Stabroek New article instead of the List of Candidates that was published in the daily newspapers. Benschop said his party would be seeking confirmation from GECOM later Wednesday.