2407 Respect people's choices and refrain from election violence

Supporters of losing candidates have been strongly urged to respect the choices and wishes of the people in the electorate and refrain from engaging in violence to demonstrate their dissatisfaction about the election outcomes. This follows incidents of violence in some electorates resulting in deaths, injuries and destruction to properties in at least five electorates.

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2407 Return of writs date extended to Friday 28 July 2017

The Governor General Sir Bob Dadae has granted four days extension to the return of writs date which is today, Monday 24 July to Friday 28 July. As of today only 51 of the total 111 seats of Parliament had been declared nationwide.

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1707 Issue of six disputed ballot boxes for North Waghi in Jiwaka

In my letter dated Friday 14 July 2017 to the Returning Officer for North Waghi Open electorate Mr. Andrew Kulangi, I have given directives for the six (6) disputed ballot boxes from the Kerowil polling venue in North Waghi to be admitted for scrutiny or counting.

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1407 Election Update Statement dated 14 July 2017

Since my last media statement yesterday, Wednesday, 12 July 2017, counting in most of the electorates across the country are progressing well with some petitions and complains stopping and delaying the counts. Let me say that counting and tallying of results are very important to the electoral process.

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1207 Election Update Statement dated 12 July 2017

Firstly, I want to appeal to everyone involved in this election – the scrutineers, candidates and supporters, and the officials at the count, to understand their responsibilities. We are at a crucial stage in the election cycle. Everyone needs to take their role seriously, and refrain from activities and behavior that slows down the election.

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1007 Election Update Statement dated 10 July 2017

Firstly,I would like to make a statement on incidences of intimidation and aggression dished out by election security personnel to representatives of international election observers observing the 2017 national election at various locations nationwide.

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