Gamato urged to take charge of NCD counting

Electoral Commissioner Patilias Gamato has been urged to take charge of counting for the remaining NCD Regional and Open seats.

Supporters of incumbent NCD Governor, Powes Parkop, issued the call given the delay in making a declaration.

Speaking on behalf of Parkop, executive officer, Emmanuel Bobola, claims counting has been taken over by rogue scrutineers who are disrupting the process.

He said Gamato must now take control so that a declaration is made before the deadline for the return of writs on Friday (July 28).

Bobola said if a favourable response is not made, they will hold a peaceful sit-in protest at the Rita Flynn Indoor Sports Complex until a declaration is made.

He said they have been given the okay by Metropolitan Superintendent, Ben Turi.

Bobola and several supporters are expecting to meet Gamato today to discuss the matter.

(Parkop’s supporters speaking to media today – Picture by KENNEDY BANI)

Cedric Patjole