Sir Michael casts vote

Retired East Sepik Governor Sir Michael Somare today voted for another candidate beside himself after 49 years.

PNG's first prime minister bowed out of politics with the tag as the longest serving politician in the country, and also in the Commonwealth of Nations.

Sir Michael voted at the Wewak Hill polling booth in the Wewak Urban ward.

He casted his vote in front of Lady Veronica Somare, and East Sepik Regional candidates Dulciana Somare and Alan Bird.

This term of Parliament was Sir Michael's final term as a public servant.

Provincial Election Manager Kila Ralai confirmed that Wewak Urban will have two days of polling.

Meanwhile, Maprik Urban will have only today to vote, while other districts will have the gazetted 14 days to complete their polling period.

Charles Yapumi