Leader Calls for Peaceful Polling
June 4, 2017 – Post Courier
An Engan leader, Nathan Piari, has called on the people, especially in the Highlands, to abide by the law and conduct themselves peacefully during polling.
Mr Piari, who formally contested the Enga Regional seat in the 2012 and now running for Lagaip-Porgera under the People’s National Congress Party, said the campaign period has been peaceful so far, and the same should be maintained during polling.
“I would like to call on my people in Enga and the other six highlands provinces to vote peacefully during polling. For too long, we have been branded as an aggressive and violent race, and this must stop.
“This is a new era where we have many well-educated highlanders contributing immensely at both the district and the national levels and even international level.
“Many people in the rural areas are now aware of election processes and its consequences.
“Hence, I would like to reiterate the importance of every decision that every individual, not only in the Highlands but also the country would make in choosing their leaders this election. A government that delivers would continue to deliver and should be upheld,” Mr Piari said.
He said services at the district level had been lacking, and as a son of Laiagam and West Enga, Mr Piari is adamant that he will ensure tangible services are promptly delivered to his people if he is given the mandate.
“My people have been deprived of services for too long due to pure negligence and lack of knowledge to run district affairs.
“Leaders must be seen to be leading the people in all aspects of leadership. They must serve the people and deliver to expectations.
“Being a leader means servant of the people and that is the challenge all leaders have to endure,” Mr Piari said.
He further called on the people not to be misled with petty politics and choose real leaders that have the heart for the people to serve them well.