​Candidates warned against disrupting SHP counting

Candidates for the Southern Highlands Provincial seat and their supporters have been warned against disrupting the counting process.

The Electoral Commissioner’s delegate and deputy commissioner corporate services, John Kalamoroh, has warned that candidates and supporters risk being held for contempt of court.

“The Supreme Court has ordered the count of the 84 disputed ballot boxes locked at the Mendi police station.

“The people of SHP have expressed their choices and the electoral process must respect that. We cannot deprive the electors their right to vote for a candidate of their choice.

“We must count the 84 boxes.

“No candidate must try to stop this. This is illegal according to the election law.”

Kalamoroh said those who disrupt the process can be arrested.

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Press release