Tkatchenko appeals for strict monitoring during polls

Sitting member for Moresby South, Justin Tkatchenko, is appealing to the authorities and police personnel to strictly monitor polling in NCD on Tuesday, June 27.

When addressing the media today, Tkatchenko said the last thing we want is a failed election.

He said this following reports of ballot papers floating around, as published on social media.

“We need to get to the bottom of it immediately,” Tkatchenko said.

“We cannot allow candidates doing these illegal practices when we have a democratic system that is being run for the benefit of our people.

“People must vote freely without being cheated by these actions.

“I appeal to the police and the appropriate authorities to please be on alert to ensure that the proper process is done.”

Tkatchenko highlighted that if all the voters in the electorates vote without any interference or intimidation then the outcome of this election will be positive.

“I look forward to polling and thank the people of Moresby South, it has been an honour to serve the people for the last five years, and I look forward to serving them again if I get elected,” he said.

Polling in NCD is scheduled for only one day.  

Quintina Naime