The National, Tuesday 10th July, 2012
By LEONNIE WAYANG-SEVUA
A TEACHER at the Wabag Primary School has denied that four ballot boxes were found in his house.
Media reports last Wednesday quoted security forces as saying they found four empty ballot boxes and six bundles of ballot box tags in a teacher’s house in Wabag while the teacher was away.
The teacher said the news reports were not true and misleading as the empty ballot boxes had been left there by Electoral Commission officials.
The teacher, who did not want to be named, said staff and their families were now being threatened by candidates and their supporters in the wake of the media reports.
He said it was causing fear and anxiety for staff and their families.
“There was nothing in the ballot boxes and no one has yet been arrested. But we are now threatened by candidates or their supporters because of the reports that were made last week,” he said.
The teacher is appealing to provincial police commander Supt Martin Lakari and the National Broadcasting Corporation to retract their statements to ensure the safety of staff and the school.
Attempts to reach Lakari for comments were unsuccessful.