Electoral official: No foul play at Wewak Open

There were no foul play in the ballot papers for Wewak Open Electorate confiscated last Friday.

That was the confirmation given by the East Sepik Election Manager Kila Ralai today.

Ralai clarified to Loop PNG that the ballot papers were in the possession of certified election officials when stopped by supporters of certain candidates.

He said they were travelling in a PMV hired by the PNG Electoral Commission to go into their designated polling venue, a day in advance to prepare.

Ralai confirmed that the officials were not escorted by any security personnel which made the supporters suspicious.

He said the election officials were taken to the Wewak Police Station but was cleared of any wrong doing.

Ralai adds that the ballot papers were sealed last Saturday and transported back to the polling venue.

Charles Yapumi