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Date Posted: Sat, Jul 21 2007, 12:14:31pm
I think forums are meant for discussion on issues and chiko's got every right to express himself here. This forum is meant for meaningful discussions, and if you feel frustrated about an issue and ideas that someone raises then you are not supposed to read the thread or you are being naive. It is just a mouse click away, just ignore someones thread and move on. Mind you, forums are meant for people to raise their inner ambitions and feelings, what they feel and believe is happening or should happen. They have to share it. "pii nalaren ongo kapus yale puruk lengen lare".. got to express yourself somewhere and forums are meant for it.
What chiko is raising can sound like fabrication to put someone down, but, if you read the lines properly, there are some valid points.
I for one am a Don Polye supporter, even though i am not from Kandep. He has made his mark in the political scene in Papua New Guinea. For a first time parliamentarian, he has become a high calibre politician, which is a dream for long serving politicians. I was hoping that Kandep people would return him, with fair votes, and they did, however, i seem to have questions about the way he was returned. The questions that have been lingering in my mind, of which some people that i talked to have the same questions.
1. How on earth can someone score zero. Did the contestant gave his first vote to Don Polye?
2. Engan politics is played along tribal lines.. How can someone score nil.. or even collect less than 100? It is unbelievable and fascinating. Even some of my friends from other part of Papua New Guinea are fascinated by the results of Kandep electorate.
Please someone answer this questions and put to rest those lingering questions that still puzzles me. I would have thought, Don Polye would enter parliament through a clean and fair election but, the way things have turned out makes me wonder wether i should have respect for him as a no nonsense leader. If the Kandep people have not spoken through the normal election process than, dubious means of entering parliament can not be tolerated.
I have a feeling Kandep electorate is going for a court of disputed returns and fresh elections will be called.
Chiko, you have a valid point.
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