They are also calling for the removal of the NCD Election Manager, Alwin Jimmy, following his arrest yesterday after criminally assaulting a candidate’s scrutineer.Read more
The placards carried by protesters showed writings like “Gamato, Whose Interest are You Serving?; Burn the Six Boxes Now!; Andrew Kulangie, RO/NW, your incompetency and Indecision Is An Insult to Jiwaka!! Step Down!!; which indicates that the Electoral Commissioner’s decision over the six disputed ballot boxes did not go down well with the supporters, scrutineers and candidates disagree.Read more
Regional Candidate and former Oro Provincial Administrator, Owen Awaita, is concerned that in every count, the number of ballot papers for the Ijivitari Open Seat and its corresponding Regional box do not add up.Read more
Scrutineers from the NCD Regional counting room at Rita Flynn Complex were in an uproar earlier this evening, when a ballot box was found to contain 250 empty ballot papers.
This was discovered after an announcement by the Presiding Officer 9 Mile Laloki (Lailai’s place) that there were only 20 ballot papers.
Police were on hand to calm the situation and see it to a peaceful resolution. It was agreed that they would continue counting but keep a record of what transpired.Read more
The University of Papua New Guinea students have spoken through the ballot despite being provided less ballot papers due to discrepancies in the electoral roll.
They even had one of their representatives, Gerald Peni as scrutineer to make sure their ballot boxes are counted during the counting.
However, scrutineers of some candidates raised concerns regarding these ballot boxes claiming breach of electoral processes during the polling.Read more
Scrutineers of candidates for the Rigo Open seat stormed out of the counting venue at Kwikila today after a ballot box was disputed. Count number 9 was briefly delayed as the ballot box from Hula to Kalo was questioned because a ballot paper contained a signature as well as initials of a Presiding Officer.Read more
Independent and lone woman candidate Rachel Opeti Konaka is currently in the top three of the counting results for the North Bougainville open seat.
fter count 30 today (Thursday July 12, 2017), Konaka is trailing in the second spot with total votes of 1348.
WNB Regional after 13: 1. Sasindran Muthuvel – 14, 533 ( Sitting MP) 2. Chris Lagisa – 10, 820 3.Read more
Tambul-Nebilyer Electorate have all their returns and are set to start at 8am tomorrow.
While Dei Electorate returned 75 per cent of the ballot boxes.
Hagen Open have returned most of the boxes, but few are still with some presiding officers.Read more
Some candidates from the Anglimp-South Waghi Electorate in Jiwaka Province have questioned the Electoral Commission appointment of their Returning Officer and his assistant.Read more