Yama declared but yet to announce political side

People's Labour Party leader Peter Yama is the newly elected governor for Madang.

Declared earlier tonight Yama exceeded the absolute majority of 79 401 votes.

The Governor elect managed to collect 16 261 votes bringing his votes to 85 382 votes at the final elimination.

Meantime, runner up and NA candidate, James Yali came out with 72 763 votes collecting 10 434 votes.

The total allowable ballot papers are 158 80 with 35 150 exhausted ballot papers

Following the declaration of the newly elected Governor for Madang, the question now remains which camp he will choose.

However the newly elected Governor for Madang who is also the People's Labour party leader, announced during his declaration speech that he will let the people of Madang choose for him.

He said, following the declaration there will be a gathering at the PLP field in Madang town where he will leave the decision to his people to decide.

However he says, there must be consideration that the governor of Madang must work hand in hand with the group in power to enable the much needed development in the province.

Imelda Wavik