Maru will be declared: RO

The people of Yangoru-Saussia in East Sepik have returned Richard Maru to Parliament for his second term.

The People's National Congress Party candidate maintained his grip on power after the final elimination this evening.

Returning Officer Martin Wana told Loop PNG at 8:40pm: "I will shortly make a declaration on our sitting member Richard Maru.

"He polled 16,264 to win the Yangoru-Saussia seat, his runner-up on 9,696, (National Alliance Party candidate) Peter Wararu."

In the 2012 National Election, Maru unseated Wararu for his first term as an MP.

(Loop file pic)

Charles Yapumi