An intending candidate in Port Moresby is calling for a free and fair election as campaign commences.
John Kaupa, who is contesting the Moresby North East seat says the 2012 election had many issues, with most taken to the courts.
Kaupa says, mistakes in 2012 must not be repeated this year.
“All I’m asking is for authorities to make sure people elect leaders through the right and correct process,” said Kaupa.
Kaupa, who has contested for the same seat in the past 2 National Elections, says the Electoral Commission must play its responsibilities so people are voted the right way.
For this year’s Election, the Moresby North East seat has the highest number of candidates contesting with 51 candidates including 6 women.
Following the close of nominations last week, NCD Metropolitan Superintendent, Ben Turi, said the North East electorate will be monitored closely, following incidents in the 2012 National Election.
Turi said police manpower will be increased to carryout out Election Operations, and to see the smooth flow of the campaign, polling and declaration periods are done peacefully.