​Carl Okuk urged to emulate late father

Moresby Northeast seat hopeful, Carl Okuk, has been told to be like his father when he gets elected into parliament.

In an election campaign held at Works compound, Four-Mile, during the weekend, Kini Karawa, 67, from Gavoune village in the Abau district of Central Province, advised Carl to follow the trademarks of his father, the late Sir Iambakey Okuk.

“Your father was a true warrior. He was always fighting for the people and has brought many developments into this country,” Karawa said.

Karawa, now retired, had been working with the Forestry Department for 36 years.

He told Okuk that every decision his late father made had impacted many lives and PNG as a whole. “He was always solid in his decision making. All of us are now enjoying the fruits of those decisions,” he said.

Candidate Okuk assured Karawa and the people that since he was the son of a great leader, he would continue from where his father left off.

“If my father can bring change, it’s not hard for me,” he said. 

The occasion was witnessed by 300-plus people.

The late Sir Iambakey first entered parliament (the House of Assembly) in 1972. He served his country as Deputy Prime Minister, then repeatedly in the capacity of a Minister and Opposition Leader.

(Carl Okuk during one of his rallies – Picture: FB page)

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