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I'll leave it to God, says granny, 73

Repeka Nasiko
Thursday, September 04, 2014

I WILL just leave it to God.

These were the words spoken by 73-year-old Nukulau villager Paulini Tinai after casting her vote at her village community hall early yesterday morning.

She was one of the 75 who voted yesterday and her only worry was her failing eyesight.

"I was worried that I circled the wrong number because my eyes are really bad," she said.

"I hope that I got the right number but if I got the wrong one then I'll just leave it to God.

"Even after voting, all we can do is pray that God chooses the right leader for our country."

A grandmother of nine, Mrs Tinai said she was grateful she was able to participate in another election.

"If I had to compare this election to one that we've had in the past, I think this was the easiest because we here at the village did not have to go far to vote."

Meli Nagusuca, 64, said the election officers were helpful.

"The instructions they gave were helpful and I was able to understand everything," he said.

"There are a lot of differences and challenges about this election and I thought it was a one day election but aside from that we are glad that it happened here at home."

Nukulau Village was one of five pre-polling stations. It was the first to open for pre-polling in the Nasau District of Ra Province.








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