147 candidates contesting for Central Province

147 intending candidates are contesting the four open and one regional seat in the Central Province.

For the Abau Open seat, there are 24 candidates. The only female contesting is Judith Pauls Lapila.

The Goilala Open seat has 30 candidates; Matilda Tagu Koma is the lone female candidate.

To the Kairuku-Hiri Open, 27 candidates are in the race for the seat. There is also one female running - Parte Kwalimu.

Meanwhile, the Rigo Open seat has the highest number of candidates contesting (39); eight are women.

The Central Provincial seat has recorded 27 candidates, three are female.

Polling starts on June 24.

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