HEAVY downpour yesterday in the Marovo Lagoon, Western Province has affected the movement of voters.
Reports reaching the paper yesterday said heavy showers throughout the day has affected many voters who travelled by boat and feet to their polling stations.
Malrick Unikana, a Bible teachers at White River Community High School told the Solomon Star from Cheke polling station via mobile phone, that heavy rain which struck the lagoon has forced people to rush to the polling stations by boat and feet to cast their ballot paper.
“Today (yesterday) since morning, we experience heavy rain unlike the past national general election where people have enjoyed fine weather and move freely to cast their ballot paper.”
Yesterday morning some of the voters who arrived in Marovo from Honiara onboard MV Kosco, rushed to their various polling stations to vote because of the ongoing downpour,” Mr Unikana said.
When asked about the election turnout to some of the polling stations, Mr Unikana said the turn out was very good compared to the past elections.
“This election is looking very good and it’s anybody’s game. At the moment, we could not predict which candidate will win this election until counting starts tomorrow (today).
“But we hope with the election outcome this week, people in Marovo constituency should be happy about the result despite of some differences between the voters,” Mr Unikana said.
Its understood seven candidates are contesting the seat including the former MP Snyder Rini, who is hoping for another term.
By DENVER NEWTER