East Sepik MP collapses and dies

An East Sepik Member of Parliament collapsed and died yesterday (May 24) afternoon.

Ambunti-Dreikikir MP, Ezekiel Anisi, was in Port Moresby to collect his election materials when he collapsed at a guest house. He was seeking his second term in office.

According to a family member, he died on the road while being rushed to the Pacific International Hospital.   

However, PIH told Loop PNG this morning that there is no record of the MP with them.

Late Anisi was elected to Parliament at the age of 25, and is a member of the ruling People’s National Congress Party.

He was officially declared as the Ambunti-Dreikikir member-elect after polling 11,200 votes, defeating the United Resource Party candidate, Johnson Wapunai, with just 8,758 votes in the 2012 Elections.

Charles Yapumi