Polye calls for hijacking hot spots to be identified

Opposition and Triumph Heritage Empowerment (THE) Party Parliamentary Leader, Don Polye, is calling on the Electoral Commission to identify ballot box hijacking hotspots in Kandep.

He called on Commissioner, Patilius Gamato, to identify polling places which had attracted election petitions in the last three terms due to hijacking of ballot boxes and papers, and engage helicopters to transport ballot boxes.


He said Kandep was known for election petitions and cited Kombolos 1,2 and 3 and others in the Lai-Marient LLG as hot spots.


"As you know, I am a supporter of free, fair, safe, transparent and a democratic election.


“On record I do not rig the elections. The Electoral Commission's mistakes cost my elections via petitions," he said.


Polye is confident of retaining his seat again on primary count.


He also called on the election officials to fairly appoint polling officials for the election.


Cedric Patjole