​Central Province: Polling suspended in village

Polling at Paramana village in the Abau district of the Central Province was suspended at 11am today.

This stemmed from voters being turned away after finding out they were not eligible to vote.

Their frustrations turned to anger and the disgruntled voters entered the polling booth at the Women's Fellowship Hall, forcing Presiding Officer, Veali Veali, to suspend polling immediately.

Veali said there are 1,511 eligible voters in Paramana village but the villagers claimed the figure was wrong; there should be over 2000 eligible voters.

Veali said the Returning Officer will make a decision on the next course of action.

Troy Taule