The atmosphere in the whole of Isabel Province is all peaceful as the election campaigning heats up around the province.
The Provincial Police Commander (PPC) for Isabel Province Leonard Tanhimana told Government Communication Unit (GCU) that there have not been any reports of any disturbances of any sorts from around the Province.
“As of today (Friday) my office has not received any reports of any disturbance from around the province.
“People in the Isabel have so far respected the election process and campaigning for all the candidates have gone smoothly so far.
“Several of my officers have already been deployed around the province and the rest will be deployed in the coming days,” the PPC said.
He also said that additional 14 Police officers from Honiara have been deployed and have arrived at Buala on Friday.
This brings the total number of Police officers for Isabel to 48.
The PPC also appealed to the people of Isabel to remain calm during the election period and to respect the outcomes of the election.
“We will be maintaining a visible presence around the province to intervene should any problem arise.
“Police will not be hesitant to arrest anyone who does not respect the law and election outcomes,” the PPC told the GCU.
The GCU officer covering the elections in Isabel Province also reports that people in and around the Provincial capital Buala are continuing with their daily routines and so far there has not been any sort of election related incidents.
“All is calm and people are just looking ahead to cast their ballots come election day,” the GCU reports from Buala.