Concerned returning officers said no cash will be taken in at nominating offices for candidates to file their nominations.
Returning Officer for Rigo, Virgil Waisa said these are strict instructions coming from the Electoral Commission since the issuing of writs last Thursday.
All monies should be deposited into the Electoral Commission Trust Account at BSP Boroko branch: Account number 1000489658.
“We will only accept BSP deposit slips showing the amount paid in full which we will keep for record for the Electoral Commission,” Waisa said.
He said that sufficient time is given for candidates intending to nominate to make it to the bank to deposit before coming in to file their nominations.
He adds that special preferences will be given to intending candidates who wish to be nominated on the last days and a few hours before the closings of the nominations.
However, he said that the district office does not encourage this practice and intending candidates should play their part before the nominations close.
Picture: Returning officer for Rigo; Virgil Waisa