36 councillor seats declared in East Pangia

National, Normal

The National, Monday July 22nd, 2013


THIRTY councillors have won seats in the East Pangia Local Level Government wards after counting last Friday.

Assistant Returning Officer Michael Ariando said all ballot boxes for the east Pangia ward councils had been counted. Only the Molo ward council boxes was disputed and set aside.

He said council elections in east Pangia went well but the Molo One council ward ballot boxes were disputed after a fight erupted.

Ariando said they would sort out the issues raised by the candidates before proceeding.

He said in the South Wiru LLG council wards, 21 councillors were declared winners after the counting of 16 ballot boxes. There are 13 boxes left to count.

Ariando said some eligible voters were upset after they were refused to vote because their names were not on the common roll.

He said counting for LLG presidents seats in Ialibu-Pangia would be done at the Imbonggu district office today.

Meanwhile, Molo ward councillor Apaki Yora said some supporters of candidates started the fight when his supporters were in the process of casting their votes.

Yoro said the fight was planned by rival candidates and supporters to stop his voters from casting their votes.