Receiving the writs, Gamato thanked Kliawi for conducting the elections in Namatanai and declaring the member elect on time.
Gamato said election is a big race that many people took part in but there is always one winner at the end.
He stated that a lot of people said negative things about the 2017 elections on social and mainstream media, but results coming forth have proven them wrong.
“If people of Namatanai electorate in New Ireland have come in big numbers and voted you as their leader, that tells a different story and will go down in the history books of Namatanai electorate.
“I am happy to see that the people of Namatanai have now set a good example for the country and peacefully conducted and concluded the elections ahead of other electorates.”
Gamato further thanked the election officials as well as security personnel for a job well done.
Meanwhile, MP elect and President of the National Alliance Party, Walter Schnaubelt, said his first and foremost business of the day is to overhaul the public service machinery in the province and bring back Namatanai to its standard of development.
Meantime, Returning officer for Komo-Margarima, Stewart Paragua, has also returned writs for the member elect, Manasseh Makiba, to the Electoral Commissioner today.
Makiba is an independent candidate.
He told Loop PNG: “My priority is to bring service to my people and nothing else.”
Looppic by Kennedy Bani