121 Wamena people voted and listed in Vote Center 1 Swandiwe Voters List. That was the information from Abner Rukan Bukoprioper, a witness in the Biak Numfor Election case held on Tuesday (18/11), at the Plenary Court Room of the Constitutional Court Building.

Abner explained that there were 552 voters. Strangely, not all voters were native inhabitants. As mentioned before, 121 of the voters were Wamena people. The voters gradually came to the Vote Center from 12:30 local time. Some of them were with marked finger, a sign that they had voted in other place before.  “I clearly saw it, because we were only 2 meters apart,” admitted Abner.

Abner s information was also supported by other witness, Rollis Roys Marselino who at that time became a witness at the same Vote Center. “I saw it myself, for example a candidate named Jhonny stepped forward to the Vote Center. Jhonny s hands were held by the security, lifted up, and the little fingers were shown. There we saw that one of the little fingers had been marked,” told Rollis.

Rollis also explained that he noticed some strange things like a mentally ill people was guided into the chamber to vote and the inclusion of four underage voters in the Voters List. Rollis and Abner all admitted that they had reported the strangeness to the Election Organizer Group and the Election Watchers. “However, those reports have not been followed up yet,” they said.

Meanwhile, when confirmed to Alvius, Head of the Election Watchers in Biak Numfor Election, he admitted that such cases reported by witnesses were considered only as rumours. “We did not receive any reports regarding that incident,“ said Alvius, because of that, his side had not made any follow-up to the reports. (Kencana Suluh Hikmah)

Photo: Doc. MK PR/Wiwik BW

Translated by Yogi Djatnika / MK

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