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White Snake John Pundari’s Manipulations of 2017 Electoral Process Revealed

by Peter Balos
This is my third piece concerning corruption in Kompiam-Ambum Electorate. Unlike the two previous pieces, this piece principally reveals illegal and irregular deals done to manipulate the electoral process with the aim of winning this 2017 General Election by such fraud instead of true votes.
2. Creation of duplicate unpopular wards.
(a) Lakapos 2 ward.
Usually, Lakapos Ward is Ward 2 in the Ambum Rural. Lakapos has over 1200 eligible votes from Mulyao and Aiyele clans (Mulyao kungu) and its polling place is Rakapos.
To our surprise without proper consultation, a ward purportedly called Lakapos 2 was secretly created. Interestingly, it is not appearing on the common roll. Nevertheless, on the gazetted polling places, it appears. Its polling place is Hap. Hap is an isolated (not connected by road) bush village. It is not the ideal polling place. The ideal polling place is Lakapos where Aiyele, Kagatae and Takeo sub-clans used to cast votes. Mr. Pundari used to score base votes from Aiyele, Kagatae and Takeo sub-clans. Now these sub-clans in an historic move are abandoning him though very few people are after him. The reason for creating this unpopular ward/box is obvious.
(b) Silim Ward.
Silim Ward is Ward 1 in the Wali-Tarua Rural. There are about 430 eligible voters’ names on the common roll who hail from Yurin, Nene, Imu, Liyan and Waiben sub-clans of Yaupu clan. Its gazetted polling place is Silim.
The duplicate fake box created under Silim is in Kompiam Rural with 430 ghost voters from ghost clans. Common roll does not have corresponding information.
(c) Wapai Ward.
Wapai Ward is Ward 3 in the Wali-Tarua Rural. There are about 587 eligible voters’ names on the common roll who hail from Walep, Ipata, Kemyoko, Apaini and Mao sub-clans of Yokorin and Aeyele clans. Its gazetted polling place is Wapai.
The duplicate fake box created under Wapai is in Kompiam Rural with about 587 ghost voters from ghost clans. Common roll does not have corresponding information.
NOTE: Silim and Wapai boxes belong to Pumane-Aiyel tribe. Mr. Pundari used to collect base votes from these boxes let along the Yakan boxes. The reason for selecting Silim and Wapai boxes to name fake boxes is obvious.
(d) Kaimanda Ward.
Kaimanda Ward is Ward 6 in Wali-Taru a Rural. There are about 214 eligible voters’ names on the common roll who hail from Pipiyae, Lapame and Supame sub-clans of Wasen clan. Its gazetted polling place is Kaimanda. 
The duplicate fake box created under Kaimanda is in Kompiam Rural with nil ghost voters from ghost clans. Common roll does not have corresponding information.
(e) Kaimas Ward.
Kaimas Ward is Ward 9 in the Wali-Tarua Rural. There are about 383 eligible voters’ names on the common roll who hail from Papon and Lone Kopori sub-clans of Pipiae clan. Its gazetted polling place is Andamanda. 
The duplicate fake box created under Kaimas is in Kompiam Rural with nil ghost voters from ghost clans. Common roll does not have corresponding information.
NOTE: In 2007 General Election, Kaimanda and Kaimas boxes were hijacked and marked at Meraemanda in favor of Mr. Pundari. The Presiding Officers then were Mr. Panaphen Aoyane and Laki Kambu. Now, the same boxes were falsely duplicated. The reason for this is obvious.
3. Inflation of votes’ names in Aiametes ward.
Aiametes Ward is Ward 5 in the Ambum Rural. It is the home ward for Mr. Pundari. It used to have about 679 eligible voters. Now, there had been inflated by 536 bring the total to 1215. How can that be? 
4. Batch numbers puzzled.
The following batch numbers are allocated out of sequence. They have nil voters and they are:
0302-02013-oo1, 0303-0206-001, 0302-0213-001, 0302-0218-001, 0302-0227-001, 0302-0230-001, 0302-0327-001.
5. Undue delay in the publication of Presiding Officers’ names.
Unlike other Electorates, the list of Presiding Officers for Kompiam-Ambum is still yet to be published. Mr. Betto Pokale should publish it urgently.
6. Buying votes.
Buying votes is not unpopular to Kompiam-Ambum in the previous general elections. For this 2017 General Election, few members of certain clans within the Malipin and Yakan vicinity were given free money by Mr. Pundari has follows:
(a) Komban clan =K10 000.00
(b) Kee clan =K4 000.00
(c) Depau clan =K5 000.00
(d) Mulyau =K8 000.00 (K3 000.00 + K5 00000) 
(e) Aiyel =Proposed (I will obtain the details later).
The certain individual recipients are dissatisfied with the share they received. Others deliberately received what they termed “finish pay”. Both groups of recipients have provided details to Mr. Pundari’s detriment.
7. Conclusion.
They claim that they have overwhelming support and votes. Should that be true, then why buying votes and manipulating the electoral process? Is that the Christian way? Or is it legal? See if you can win in a most honest way. 
Mr. Betto Pokale in his capacity as the delegate of the Electoral Commission (Returning Officer) responsible for the Kompiam-Ambum 2017 General Election has to explain how the above fake boxes were created and other related electoral frauds highlighted above should he has any knowledge of the same.