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COMPOL thanks public for their support

November 14, 2018 9:45 pm

The Fiji Police Force has thanked all Fijians for their support for making the 2018 General Election largely incident free.

Commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho says while the counting of votes continue at the National Count and Result Center, information received from officers deployed to more than 1,000 polling stations during pre-polling and on Election Day have been positive.

Brigadier General Qiliho says from the policing perspective, their operations were made easier as the public were supportive of the work conducted by Election officials, Police officers and other stakeholders involved in the election process.

He says while there were nil reports of crime at all pre-polling and Election day polling venues, there were however three reports of alleged breaches against the Electoral Act.

The Commissioner says these reports have been referred to the Fiji Independent Commission against Corruption for investigation.

Meanwhile the two deaths that were reported at separate polling venues are also under investigation.

It is believed the two victims died of natural causes, however this is subject to the outcome of the post mortem examinations.

Brigadier General Qiliho says they would also like to acknowledge the work and support of political party agents who were present at polling stations and the count centers.

He says with more than 7,000 voters yet to cast their vote, the public must continue with the positive momentum and support the work of police officers when voting resumes at the 23 venues on the date to be confirmed by the Electoral Commission.