Nuku Returning Officer Francis Yawalan informed Loop PNG that the final elimination process will start at 9am today to find which candidate will reach the absolute majority figure of 15,351.
Candidates eliminated as of 6:30pm yesterday were; Kelly Waranguai (Independent), Nelson Kelly (PNG Party) and Adam Mensum Wangu (PANGU), Alfred Talis (Paradise Kingdom Party), Mauri Nemantu (Independent) and Matthew Suni (PNG National Party).
The three remaining candidates are;
|Joe Sungi (Incumbent MP)||National Alliance||11,112|
|Andrew Kumbakor||People’s National Congress||7,851|
|Emmanuel Waimou Nasam||Melanesian Alliance Party||7,285|
|Adam Mensum Wangu||Excluded|
Nine candidates contested the Open Seat in Sandaun Province.