GEORETOWN, Guyana (AP) — A presidential adviser for Guyana’s ruling party says he will be charged with assault following an election day altercation at a polling station.
Odinga Lumumba said Saturday that prosecutors recommend he be charged on Monday with assaulting a polling officer after he sought to observe the voting process.
Lumumba would be the second official charged following the November 28 election.
Presidential spokesman Kwame McKoy pleaded not guilty Friday to assault. He is accused of trying to run down an opposition supporter with a car and of hitting another one in the head with a gun during a fight about flyers on utility poles.
Both men are still working for the People’s Progressive Party, led by President Donald Ramotar.