2017 PNG National Election

Talita nominates for Enga Regional

Talita was accompanied by Opposition Leader and Triumph Heritage Empowerment (THE) Party Leader, Don Polye, in the capital Wabag where Talita nominated at around 1pm.

There was a huge turnout of supporters and onlookers to witness the nomination and address by Polye and Talita in the Engan capital.

Polye has thrown his support behind Talita to oust incumbent Governor, Peter Ipatas.

Talita finshied as runner up in the 2012 election with 62, 454 first preference votes.

Ipatas was declared Governor with a final tally of 101, 038 first preference votes.


Young ENB leader nominates as pro-Mekere candidate

Candidate William Koiatuna said other young and first-time candidates nationwide  should disassociate themselves from politicians who have broken the laws, when they, as legislators should have led by example to uphold the PNG Constitution.

Koiatuna said it was common knowledge and an accepted fact among the people that in the past 10 years, PNG’s affairs have not been managed well resulting in the current economic and financial problems crisis.

Koiatuna said all MPs who have supported the O’Neill-Dion government were guilty by association and cannot lie to the voters.

Candidates continue to nominate in SHP

They include the runner-up in the 2012 National Elections, Joseph Kobol and Sylvester Harry Komba, also a candidate in the 2012 elections.

More candidates are expected to come forth for nominations between today and Thursday.

In other open seats, two candidates have nominated so far in the Prime Minister’s Ialibu-Pangia electorate. They include the Prime Minister Peter O’Neill himself and Leonard Pongopia.

O’Neill nominated last Friday in Pangia station following the issue of writs on Thursday.