28 Mar 2019

Solomons police issue warning ahead of poll

1:49 pm on 28 March 2019

Police in Solomon Islands are urging election candidates to calm their supporters following reports of heated arguments between rival groups at election rallies around the country.

Solomon Islands election

Photo: RNZ Pacific/Koroi Hawkins

Assistant Commissioner Mostyn Maunga said police were concerned, that if left unchecked, this behaviour could escalate into violence.

Mr Maunga called on all candidates and their supporters to try to resolve their differences in an amicable manner.

He said any threatening or intimidating behaviour by individuals or groups towards their political rivals would not be tolerated.

Mostyn Maunga also urged supporters of candidates organising campaign floats along the country's roads to make sure they have the necessary permits.

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