Deputy Police Commissioner and Chief of Operations Mr Anton Billie has praised the people of Western Highlands, Jiwaka and Simbu provinces for a peaceful polling.
Mr Billie said, “So far, the polling in Jiwaka last Friday and Western Highland and Simbu today have been reportedly peaceful. There are nil reports of major incidents and or hijacking of ballot boxes thus far and I must commend the people for their cooperation and good behaviour.
“Some districts in Western Highlands and Simbu were unable to poll today and will continue today due to the geographical terrain and weather challenges.
We expect smooth polling right across the Highlands Eastern Command,” a happy Mr Billie said.
Mr Billie said in a democratic society leadership must be given freely by the people without violence or force and the people in these three provinces have done well and must be commended.
He said it also goes to show the qualities of the leadership in the three highlands provinces.