Independent candidate takes Wabag Open seat

Another independent candidate has caused a political upset by being declared for the Wabag Open seat today.

Independent candidate Dr Lino Tom unseated PNCs Robert Sandan Ganim after he collected a total of 22, 463 votes to oust the sitting MP who collected 17,551 votes after the final elimination.

Dr Tom who comes from the Lanekep tribe which own a major portion of the land on which Wabag town is located was the youngest candidate among a total of 28 that contested the seat.

When thanking the people Dr Lino made special mention to everyone that contributed towards his win including counting officials, security personnel, supporters and the general public.

Presently he yet to indicate which camp he will join towards forming government.

Freddy Mou