Yangoru-Saussia sitting MP, Richard Maru, has condemned the attack of supporters at a campaign rally last Friday.
Maru told EMTV NEWS his supporters assaulted a group of people who disrupted the rally staged at the Sepik Plains in the Saussia LLG.
“I left the venue. My supporters attacked the people who disrupted my campaign. I understand two were chopped and are in the hospital in Wewak,” Maru said in a phone interview this morning.
A concerned Maru said police presence in campaign areas throughout East Sepik is not enough. And Election operations should have been launched weeks ago.
“East Sepik is a hot spot for criminal activities, and yet there are no police operations in the Province at the moment,” Maru said.
The sitting MP also issued a stern warning to his supporters.
“My supporters must remember that I don’t encourage them to disrupt any candidate’s campaign. We should have a free and safe election,” Maru said.
Meanwhile election operations of the Border Command (West Sepik, East Sepik & Western Province) will be launched on the 2nd of June. 400 security personnel from the armed forces are expected to be on the ground during the polling and counting period.