Re: THE FAILED, CORRUPTED 2012 ELECTION FRAUD CONTINUES!
Hageners pissed off! Posted Jul 4, 2012 1:07 AM
5,000-plus voters boycott polling in Hagen
The National, Tuesday July 3rd, 2012
By ELIAS LARI
MORE than 5,000 people boycotted polling in a council ward in Western Highlands province yesterday after they found out that most of them were not on the common roll.
The Moge Nambuka Milimp clan of Palimp one council ward, in the Hagen electorate, refused to vote.
They told security personnel and polling officials to return the ballot boxes and common rolls to the electoral office.
Only 1,700 ballot papers were there with security personnel and polling officers.
When they heard about that, they all agreed not to vote and everyone went home.
They blamed the electoral office for making a poor census count.
This was the first time a council ward boycotted polling.
An upset ward councillor Jacob Kop strongly condemned the Electoral Commission and its provincial electoral office for depriving the people of their right to vote.
“People have registered their names.
“And I do not understand why they have to be missed out on the common roll,” Kop said.
He said his Moge Nambuka Milimp clan had more than 10,000 people who were eligible to vote.
He said because of the population they had divided the council ward into two – Palimp 1 and Palimp 2.
Kop said he was ward councillor of Palimp 1, while his colleague John Kama was ward councillor of Palimp 2.
He said in his ward more than 4,000 eligible voters had missed out.
Kop said the people who conducted the census for his clan had presented the names to the electoral office.
“When the names were presented at the electoral office the staff did not believe that the clan had that population,” he said.
“The staff questioned the figures and asked where they got this from.”
When seeing that their names were not on the roll his people had gone to the electoral office to register but no one was there.