Posted By Staff Reporter
The Opposition predicts that the 2017 National Elections will be a failure, with spiraling disruptive effects on the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in 2018. PNG Opposition leader Don Polye told NBC Radio while responding to questions on the level of funding the Commission is given in the 2016 National Budget to prepare for the elections, and the implications which may arise from the lack of funding.
Mr. Polye said, the Papua New Guinea Electoral Commission should be adequately funded in the 2016 and 2017 National Budgets, if the government wants a free, fair and safe election.
"But the way you see the prime minister is conducting himself is creating a disaster situation.You'll all find there'd be alot of fights because the electoral roll will not been ready.Somebody will find his or her name not in the electoral roll.There'll be fights all over the place everywhere in the country, election related.Election petitions will be on the rise and then what happens is those foreign visitors who would like to come the year after to a very important international summit will hear this negative stories and it will have a lot of negative repercussions on the country's economy".
Don Polye, reiterates that the level of funding the government is giving to the Electoral Commission indicates the level of importance it is placing on this important Electoral process.
Papua New Guinea daily News updates
Let Your Voice be heard: Submit your news articles, commentaries, letters , Photos, Media Releases etc to us on this email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subscribe for News Alerts
Get Breaking News Headlines through Email: Subscribe Now