Businessman Thomas Pus, land mediator Isaac Irua and public servant Paul John yesterday said Tambul-Nebilyer district, which Mr Poponawa represented, lacked vital government services, and the whole public services machinery system in the district was not functioning.
They claimed that during Mr Poponawa’s 10 years in Parliament, no tangible development came into the district, while roads, health services and schools were deteriorating.
“Yes, some boys stoned his vehicle and smashed a side glass because they were frustrated with the lack of vital services. We can replace the glass, and the MP to ensure we catch up with the other three districts of the province,” Mr Pus said.
They claimed the voters were not happy with the current state of affairs, adding that the district functions and services were below par and rated as “poor functioning”.
Mr Poponawa said his vehicle was damaged by supporters of a rival candidate in Pinja village along the Highlands Highway in Upper Nebilyer during a gathering.
The trio said nobody in his right mind would have done such a thing without good reasons.
“Ten years is enough, we can’t go on envying the other districts receiving services while we go backwards. It was an act of frustration,” Mr Irua said.
In an earlier report by Post Courier, it says supporters of a named candidate stoned the MP's vehicle. However, be the supporters nor a frustrated group of people who really need service delivery - a PNC candidate's vehicle is stoned. Find below the previous story: