Leka-Maliaki is contesting as an independent candidate and was led to the nomination venue by family members and supporters.
She joins 16 other candidates already nominated so far to contest the Rigo seat including two other female candidates.
Leka-Maliaki said her nomination is a good representation for the women of Rigo and Central Province.
"It gives us the opportunity to put our hands up to discuss issues at the highest level.
"I am thankful to the people of Rigo who have given women the opportunity to contest," she said.