Ballot papers found, says Moroi

National, Normal

The National, Wednesday July 1st, 2012

OUSTED governor for Central Alphonse Moroi claimed five batches of ballot papers containing more than 200 marked ballot papers were found outside the counting room at the Taurama Army Barracks last Saturday.
Moroi believed the discarded ballot papers had caused him to lose the governor’s seat.
He finished second at the declaration last week.
Moroi yesterday produced a batch containing about two hundred ballot papers that were not counted.
The papers were marked and signed by the returning officer with serial numbers.
He claimed a polling official had conspired with a candidate to discard the marked ballot papers.
He said the discarded ballot papers contain most of his votes.
“There is evidence to prove that many of my votes are in these five batches. These ballot papers were found outside the container keeping the ballot boxes,” he said.
He said there was evidence of figures in the PNGEC website that showed more marked ballot papers and less number of people voted in the Central election.
He said he would engage the Government Printing Office to verify the security seals on the ballot paper to prove if they were official and not photocopied.