ISABEL Province successfully conducted its polling day in what was described as a calm and peaceful election.
Sergeant Alfred Tatano told the Solomon Star from Buala, the head provincial headquarter that voters came out in numbers to cast their ballots peaceful without any disturbance or interference.
“It was peaceful all throughout the day until its closing,” he said.
Sgt Tatano said although report of minor incidents involving supporters from the Hograno area has reached them, generally it has been calm for most polling stations from Kia, Katova, Havulei, Maringe and Gao Bugotu areas.
He said ballot boxes from polling stations close to Buala have already arrived at the provincial headquarters yesterday evening.
Whilst those from polling stations far will be transported to the counting centre by this morning, said Sgt Tatano.
Sgt Tatano continues to urge the general public of Isabel to remain calm and not to intervene or initiate unlawful acts when counting proceeds.
“Whatever the outcome of the results from the counting, voters or supporters should accept them with peaceful mind,” he said.
By BRADFORD THEONOMI