Saturday, August 7, 2010

Problems in Temotu

Police reinforcements are expected to arrive in the capital of Temotu province this morning after trouble last night from supporters of a high-profile candidate.

The Returning Officer in Lata decided not to declare the result in Temotu Nende after clashes between some supporters who were celebrating and others who were angry.

One News reporter, Fred Osifelo, says the rival supporters clashed in the streets of Lata and this morning there is a lot of damage from stoning buildings including broken glass and damaged walls.

He says the crowds targeted the shop of one of the candidates, Commins Mewa.

He says supporters of outgoing MP Patterson Oti were at the heart of the problems.

Mr Osifelo says he understands that more RSIP officers will be flying to Lata from Honiara this morning to be present when the poll for Temotu Nende is declared at lunchtime.


For more information and updates of the election, go to the elections update page of this blog or at Tutuvatu connection.

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