Sitting MP maintains lead in Nuku

With five more boxes in first preference count to be opened, sitting Nuku MP, Joe Sungi continues to maintain his lead.

The National Alliance candidate at the completion of count 11 for the 2017 National Election has collected 8,829 votes. 

In the second placing is former Nuku MP and PNC Party candidate Andrew Kumbakor with 6,521 votes.

And only third spot is Melanesian Alliance candidate, Emmanuel Waimou Nasam mastering only 3,936 votes.

According to Nuku Returning officer Francis Yawalan, the total allowable votes were  20213, and total Informal Votes of 812.

Nine candidates are contesting for the open seat in Sandaun Province. 

Charles Yapumi