RO to respond to students

​Polling will not take place at UPNG until a formal response from the NCD Returning Officer and Election Manager, Alwyn Jimmy, is made to students.

After a disagreement between former and current students on whether voting should go ahead, Presiding Officer Cyril Lumbia was asked to intervene.

After a discussion with the other polling officials, Lumbia asked the students to decide what to do.

However they refused and asked Lumbia to make a decision.

Lumbia then said given the current situation, they will have to speak with RO/EM Jimmy to decide what to do next.

Only three hours remain for polling in NCD and if they do conduct polling, Lumbia says they will not beat the deadline.

Some students have left while others remain at the polling venue.

Cedric Patjole