Election fever picks up

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BY JARED KOLI

WITH no confirmed date yet set for the National General Elections early next year, already indirect-campaigning have begun by some intending candidates.

Reports reaching this paper claimed that already some intending candidates including former Members of Parliament have gathered their campaigning front-men and are issuing out building materials, outboard motors to their supporters with the intention of wining their votes.

This paper was reliably told that intending candidates began to solicit support by giving cash handouts with some targeting young and older men by buying beer and other cheap items.

Some have also even begin identifying voters, and proceed on to collecting voter ID, despite having the knowledge that what they did is illegal.

“It is true that some intending candidates including former members of parliament and also provincial assembly members who vie to contest in the national general elections have handed out not only substantial amount of cash but also building materials, outboard motors (OBM) and collecting of voter ID cards.

“This is not only evident here in Honiara but also in the provinces,” a group of voters who wanted to remain anonymous said.

The Island Sun understands that various intending candidates have already started doing awareness in their constituencies, however, could not yet confirm if campaigning have begun

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