Candidate urges officials to be honest

National, Normal

The National, Friday August 2nd, 2013


COUNTING officials involved in the local level government elections in Goroka district, Eastern Highlands, have been urged to be honest and transparent.

Gahuku Local Level Government Ward 6 candidate Gibson Gibmai Yuwamade the comment after watching candidates for the LLG presidents and councillors going around with cash and goods to bribe counting officials.

He urged counting officials to remain neutral and avoid being influenced by candidates and supporters.

Yuwa is one of the 11 candidates running for the Ward 6 seat and thanked his rivals for maintaining peace and harmony during the nomination and campaign periods.

“I call on the other candidates to maintain the peaceful atmosphere during this counting period,” he said. 

“At the end of the day, only one will be the winner and as responsible leaders we must cooperate and work with whoever wins the Ward 6 seat.”

He urged other Minimalo LLG and wards to respect the law and allow transparency and honesty to prevail.

“The people of Goroka district are known as peace-loving citizens and it is important to maintain our reputation. I extend the call to other candidates and supporters in other districts as well,” Yuwa said.