Security operation set for Choiseul province election

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BY ALFRED PAGEPITU
GIZO

TARO police officers will be mounting a massive operation for the provincial election in Choiseul next week.

Choiseul province will go to the polls to elect their MPAs on June 13, 2018.

Choiseul provincial police commander Vincent Eria told Island Sun Gizo yesterday that almost 90 percent of his officers will be involved in the security operation for the provincial election and counting day.

Eria said Taro police are prepared and have developed an extensive security plan to carry out within North and South Choiseul during the poll day.

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“Our operation will involve officers from Taro to monitoring each polling station in Choiseul province.

“We will mount a full security services from the force, thus I would like to encourage voters, supporters, campaign managers and the general public to behave and respect the work and support of police.

“It’s important for the public around Choiseul province to be aware that the operation will involve a large number of Taro Police Officers and the team from the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force from Honiara.”

He said that police will not tolerate any unwanted behaviour, and has warned Taro residents and communities within Wagina, outh and North Choiseul to behave.

He encourages the general public to remain calm and wishes the province a successful and enjoyable election campaigns and polling day.

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