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FEO Vehicle Veers Off Road On Way To Udu Point, Passengers And Ballot Materials Safe

A Fijian Elections Office vehicle en route to its scheduled pre-poll venue in Udu Point had veered off the road. In a statement regarding the FEO’s preparation on pre-polling which
04 Nov 2018 19:08
FEO Vehicle Veers Off Road On Way To Udu Point, Passengers And Ballot Materials Safe
Teams from the Fijian Elections Office accompanied by officers from the Fiji Police Force left for Kadavu and Lau on Sunday November 04, 2018. Photo: Fijian Elections Office

A Fijian Elections Office vehicle en route to its scheduled pre-poll venue in Udu Point had veered off the road.

In a statement regarding the FEO’s preparation on pre-polling which starts tomorrow, Supervisor of Election Mohammed Saneem “Information has just been received that one of our vehicles had an accident and it had veered off the road en route to its scheduled pre-poll venue. At the moment, we have received information that no one was very seriously injured however, this is all preliminary information coming from the field.

“We have dispatched our officers in charge to go and investigate this matter. The Ballot material is safe as it was carried in a second vehicle and the first vehicle only had staff.

“The Ballot materials have been transported to a safe location under Police guard whilst our second vehicle provides emergency relief support via transporting the injured staff to the nearest health facility and Police, the ambulance and the Fire department have been dispatched to the location and we will keep you updated on the progress of the matter.”

Mr Saneem has informed the teams not to rush.

“It’s Day Zero, you are starting pre-polling tomorrow and its Day-Light Savings – you get an extra hour so please do not rush.

“Take your time and to the Police Officers who are onboard the transportation vehicles, please keep an eye on the speed limit and make sure that the vehicles are not travelling at speeds beyond the approved limit as well as safe speed limits as you know on the gravel roads, even though the speed limit is 80km/h, you don’t have to drive at that speed if it’s not safe. Drive at a lower speed.”

 

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