Malabag is contesting under the Peoples National Congress Party and was escorted into the nomination venue by Prime Minister and PNC Party leader Peter O’Neill.
Malabag was also accompanied and supported by PNC candidates, sitting MP for Moresby South Justin Tkatchenko and sitting MP for Kundiawa- Gembogl Open Tobias Kulang.
Malabag called on the PNG Electoral Commission including the electoral commissioner, returning and polling officers to ensure that the elections are transparent and people have the opportunity and freedom to vote.
“There must be clean campaigning and no hijacking of ballot boxes and the rigging of voting and counting,” Malabag pointed out.
O’Neill highlighted that it’s good to see that there’re quite a number of candidates who have already nominated to contest this election.
“It is excerise of their freedom and rights and we appreciate that, and some in fact coming out of retirement to contest and try to finish the job that they haven’t finished before.
“It will be an interesting choice for our people and I urge the people of Moresby North West that Malabag has been an excellent leader for our Government, city and electorate.
“He has the necessary experience to complete the work that he has started.
“We have delivered more infrastructures in Moresby North West in terms of road, including plans to build a new hospital in Gerehu which is going to serve the electorate quite well,” O’Neill said.
Today is the last day of nominations.