Friday, 26 September 2008 7:26 AM

Demand to Halt Counting

I believe it is unconstitutional under the electoral act for Dr. George Manimu to demand a halt to the current counting process in East Honiara. The only provisions for irregularities, fraud, and bribery during the electoral process as claimed, would be through a petition that normally is provided for after the result is being declared. Therefore, Dr. George should rather prepare himself well for a petition and let the court decides if his claims are valid.

After all, he is another candidate who is also interested in winning and would by all means protect his chances for winning. Although one may say that he has his rights, there are proper channels through which these rights could be upheld. In the meantime, let the counting process continue and may the winner be heard as soon as possible.

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