NPOC appeals to contesting groups
The National Polls Observation Centre (NPOC) in a statement yesterday
requested all political parties and independent groups contesting the
forthcoming Provincial Council elections to refrain from conducting
their campaigns and propaganda on communal or religious (sectarian)
The NPOC involved in observation activities has received reports that
political parties and independent groups contesting the elections
particularly in the Eastern Province are engaged in a campaign based on
communal or religious (sectarian) lines.
“At a time when peace has dawned in the country after ending the 30
year war, all political parties and independent groups should refrain
from inciting communal or religious tension and transform the election
campaign to one which will win the hearts and minds of the voters by
their party or independent policies and plans,” the statement said.