​Disruption of PNC rally speaks volumes: Polye

Resentment shown by the people of Eastern Highlands against the ruling People’s National Congress Party yesterday was an embarrassment, says Opposition Leader Don Polye.

Polye said the disruption at the PNC rally for EHP Governor Julie Soso speaks volumes.  

He challenged Prime Minister Peter O’Neill not to water down people’s anger.

“It is only a representation of common public resentment our people have had against him and his government,” said Polye.

“Their resentment will be translated into votes."

Meanwhile, PM O’Neill told Loop PNG that the disturbance was caused by a few people under the influence of alcohol.

“People sat down and listened for over 45 minutes of my speech.

“Our supporters were in thousands there, stop focusing on a few paid and drunk disrupters,” O’Neill said.  

Also in a statement, the Prime Minister condemned an attempt to cause disruption by supporters of other candidates.

Reports from the Eastern Highlands capital said local police had to intervene during a campaign rally yesterday (Tuesday) after the crowd became rowdy while the prime minster was speaking.  

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Charles Yapumi