Pangu settles infighting

​Pangu Pati’s infighting on endorsed candidates has finally been put to rest.

The Party submitted its candidates’ listing to the PNG Electoral Commission on Monday in Port Moresby.

The list, sighted by Loop PNG, was submitted by the party General Secretary Morris Tovebae at 2pm at the PNGEC headquarters.

Eighty-two candidates will run under Pangu’s banner in the 2017 National Elections.

The list combines the candidates endorsed by the party’s council, provincial branches and parliamentary leader, Sam Basil.

Secretary Tovebae and Deputy Opposition Leader Basil had been at logger heads on the endorsed candidates for the party.  

Under the Organic Law of Integrity of Political Parties and Candidates (OLLIPAC), the public officer of a party or general secretary is the custodian of the party.

Both serving Pangu Party MPs, Basil and Goilala MP William Samb, including many of the candidates handpicked by the party leader, are in the amended list.  


(Caption: Pangu General Secretary Morris Tovebae)


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