Jayapura, 21/4 (Jubi) – Political parties and Regional Representative Council (DPD) candidates have not yet submitted reports on their campaign funds to the Papua Election Commission, commissioner said.
“They don’t care about their obligation to report their campaign funds to the Public Accountant appointed by the Papua Election Commission,” Papua Election Commission member Tarwinto said on Monday (21/4).
He stressed that the commission would not compromise with candidates who who failed to submit their financial statements on time.
“If they were late, their parties would be disqualified either at the level of Regency/Municipality or Provincial level. The similar case would happen to DPD candidates,” he said.
He further said the submission of financial statements was still on schedule, 24 April at the latest.
There will be no extension delay since the schedule has been fixed with the provincial schedule.
“April 24 is the deadline for the political parties and DPD candidates at the provincial level, while 24 to 27 April is deadline for regency/municipality level,” Tarwinto said.
Earlier, the Papua Election Commission disqualified three DPD candidates after they missed report deadlines of December 27 for Phase 1 and 2 March for Phase 2. However the three candidates through the National Election Monitoring Board took legal action against the Papua Election Commission and were allowed run in the election.
“There is only three days left, but it seems like they don’t care about their responsibility. But we would never give them a chance,” Tarwinto said.
As reported earlier, the Papua Election Commission has disqualified five DPD after they missed the deadline for the submission of campaign fund reports for Phase 2. Daniel Butu, Frederik Wakum, Theofilus Waimury and Dirk Dicky Romboirusi failed to submit their financial statements on time while another candidate Rober Isir passed away. (Jubi/Indrayadi TH/rom)