Villagers cast their ballots

Update: 1:31PM PEOPLE of Viwa, Nananu, Dakuinuku, Lodoni, Sawakasa and Namau gathered on the grounds of Lodoni Primary School to make known who they want to lead the country.

And long queues did not dissuade voters. 

Sawakasa villager, 69-year-old former nursing sister Meredani Vakasoko, said though she waited an hour to vote, it did not matter because she felt the significance of the occasion.