POLICE yet to receive any formal disturbance report related to election campaign both in Honiara and the provinces.
Commissioner of Police, Frank Prendergast clarified this amidst unconfirmed reports circulating of several incidents, which have already occurred this week whereby some candidates were chased, stoned, verbally abused by supporters of others.
The most recent being on Wednesday night, whereby a campaign manager of a former Member of Parliament (MP) and intending candidate was stopped midway through by angry men and women and told to leave.
When asked on this, Mr Prendergast said that no reports of such have reached police.
Mr Prendergast added that so far campaigning both in Honiara and in the provinces have been safe and peaceful.
“We are indeed happy with the public behaviour displayed during the campaigning so far.
“So far we have not received any reports of campaign disturbances or anti-social behaviour that may lead up to campaigns being disrupted.
“Everything is going smoothly as we had anticipated,” Mr Prendergast said.
Mr Prendergast also urged candidates to take up responsibility in ensuring their campaigns go peacefully without tarnishing other candidates’ reputations.
He added that police are continuing to work closely with candidates and communities in ensuring that election campaigns are done in an orderly, peaceful manner.
By JEREMY INIFIRI