2017 elections worst ever: Governors

New Ireland Governor, Sir Julius Chan, has called the 2017 National Elections ‘the worst’ in the history of the country.

Speaking at the Political Party Expo in Port Moresby, Sir Julius said in his career, he has never seen a more ill-planned election.

This sentiment was also shared by Northern Governor, Gary Juffa.

In a show of support to their political parties, the governors of New Ireland and Northern attended the Expo hosted by the Integrity of Political Parties and Candidates Commission (IPPCC).

They were joined by Minister for Communication, Information and Energy, Sam Basil, and Opposition Leader Patrick Pruaitch.

When asked to share some of his thoughts, Sir Julius wasted no time criticising the 2017 elections.

Governor Juffa also agreed that the elections were poorly managed.

Meanwhile, the governors also highlighted how provincial autonomy could see better growth in provinces.

Cedric Patjole