Joap Voivoi

Kokopo arrests: Election manager confirms documents’ validity

Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Joseph Tabali said the provincial election manager, Joap Voivoi, was called in to confirm the validity of the documents when he was surprised to see tally sheets and electoral roll forms.

Police are now liaising with the Electoral Commissioner for the appropriate charges to be laid against the soldiers.

“PNGDF heads in Port Moresby have been made aware of the situation,” states Tabali.

He adds that they are now waiting on arrangements to be made for the soldiers to return to Port Moresby soon for further questioning.

ENB ready for census update

Provincial election manager, Joap Voivoi, made the call after following the successful elections of the Uramat Incorporated Land Group [ILG] executives and chairman.

Voivoi, who personally took time out from his busy schedule to conduct this election, confirmed that an Electoral Commission team in the province will soon carry out a census to update the Common Roll for the National General Elections in 2017.

He however, did not give specific dates, but is urging everyone to cooperate with his team officials on ground.