RSIPF commends Makira Ulawa Province for peaceful election - Solomon Star News

RSIPF commends Makira Ulawa Province for peaceful election

12 December 2019

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) commends the people of Makira Ulawa Province for a peaceful provincial assembly election and the bye-election for the East Makira Constituency held at the same time, Wednesday (11 December 2019).

“From situation reports that have been received from our officers in Kirakira this morning (12 December 2019) the Makira Ulawa Provincial Assembly Election and the bye-Election for the East Makira Constituency seat in the National Parliament was conducted in a peaceful manner and there were no major incidents reported throughout the Province during polling day,” says Acting Commissioner, Mostyn Mangau.

He adds: “I wish to thank all the voters, supporters of candidates and all the candidates in the provincial assembly election as well as the East Makira bye-election for the good conduct displayed during voting at the various polling stations throughout the Province.”

“I call on the supporters of all the candidates and the candidates themselves to respect the outcome of the election as counting started in the provincial capital Kirakira today. There are processes in place should a candidate is not happy with the outcome but do not resort to any form of violence as police will take stern action against anyone who takes the law into their own hands.”

“The 78 police officers including 16 from Honiara who have been assigned to provide security during the polling will continue to provide visibility around the various counting centres in Kirakira until results have been declared by the electoral officers,” says Acting Commissioner Mangau.

Acting Commissioner Mangau also thanked the Provincial Police Commander Makira Ulawa Province, Superintendent Peter Sitai and his officers for ensuring there was police presence at the various polling stations throughout the Province.

- Police Media