BY BARNABAS MANEBONA
NORTHWEST Choiseul citizens at Ward 12 welcome their MPA’s reply over the accusation he bribed voters with alcohol during a recent Timber Rights Hearing at Taro Station.
According to Mr Nerio Ulemiki the media coordinator for Christ the King Parish at Voruvoru reporting, Ward citizens have noted his response saying that what he was accused of is only a caution for such practise to not be applied in their Ward and province.
Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) for Varisi Lavata at Ward 12 Northwest Choiseul Hon Gideon Panisaga when earlier contacted over the accusation had rebuffed using alcohol to bribe voters.
He said what he did was not bribery at all.
“During such meetings is the only time I have meeting up with most of my Ward people especially the young youths who normally want to enjoy alcohol,” said Hon Panisaga.
“I know my boundaries as a leader and to do such bad practise to my own people will be wrong. Whatever done during that time I am accused off was only for that time with no motive behind it.”