PRIME Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo has called on politicians to stop engineering riots during the process of electing prime ministers.
Mr Lilo made the call whilst moving the sine die motion in parliament, Thursday.
Mr Lilo said that it was obvious previously riots that escalated during the election of various prime ministers including himself were engineered by several political operators.
“We do not need these kinds of attitudes or leaders who engineer riots and then go on and hide,” Mr Lilo said.
“Solomon Islands has seen such several times already, especially with the election of Prime Ministers in the past including myself.
“This needs to be stopped if we are to move forward,” Prime Minister Lilo said.
He said the country needs fair, resolute operators to lead the nation forward.
“We need to allow free, fair elections to be carried out and also free time for leaders to negotiate when choosing or deciding on the next prime minister,” he said.
The prime minister meanwhile also called on voters to choose wisely and not to be scared or intimidated in telling their candidates not to side with political operators who engineer riots.
“We need to move forward and allow democracy to prevail in the Solomon Islands,” Mr Lilo said.
By JEREMY INIFIRI