B’ville count drags

National, Normal

The National, Wednesday 25th July, 2012

COUNTING for the Bougainville regional seat began again from the first exclusion yesterday and is going at a slow pace as figures continue to differ.As of 3pm, it was decided the counting process at Hutjena Secondary School hall counting centre would start again from the first exclusion. Quality checks had been completed.
A re-check of counting official names was undertaken but the officials were reportedly demanding they be paid their allowances before they started counting.
North Bougainville returning officer Marcelline Kearei announced on Monday night that counting for the regional seat would be suspended until 9am yesterday.
It was later decided that counting would begin again from the first exclusion.