Alotau camp

Alotau, Kokopo camps to arrive in POM

In less than 24 hours, the elected MPs of the 10th Parliament will vote for the country’s new Prime Minister.      

The People’s National Congress Party-led coalition is expected to arrive on a chartered flight in the nation’s capital around midday.

On the other hand, the Kokopo camp, led by National Alliance and PANGU Party, are tight-lipped about their estimated time of arrival because of incidences of abduction and assaults on the Alliance members.

However, a declared MP confirmed with Loop PNG that they will be arriving today.

Updated Alotau camp list

People’s National Congress

1. Peter O'Neill, Ialibu-Pangia

2. James Marape, Tari-Pori

3. Sasindran Muthuvel, WNB Regional

4. Charles Abel, Alotau

5. Douglas Tomuriesa, Kiriwina-Goodenough

6. Davies Steven, Esa'ala

7. John Luke Critin, Milne Bay Regional

8. Richard Maru, Yonguru-Saussia

9. Charlie Benjamin, Manus Regional

10. Job Pomat, Manus

11. Elias Kapavore, Pomio

12. Roy Biyama, Middle Fly

13. Puka Temu, Abau

14. Wera Mori, Chuave


“We are fighting to remove poor leadership”

This was reiterated in press conference today by Pangu Party leader and member elect for Bulolo, Sam Basil upon welcoming also the new Governor of Morobe Province, Ginson Goheyu Saonu.

Basil made this calling to the member elect for Kabwum, Patrick Basa stating that PNC has created a leadership vacuum in the Morobe Province and elsewhere too.

More candidates anticipated in Alotau

He said that a big group and some party leaders will be arriving in Alotau today.

Abel added that declarations are still continuing and PNC might be collecting another three MPs.

"We are getting calls every day from various MPs to bring them to Alotau so our numbers might swell in the next couple of days.

"So it's really looking positive but it's just the beginning and things might change," he said.

So far 24 PNC candidates have been declared.

Of the 24 declared, 15 PNC candidates along with 8 other supporting candidates are now in Alotau.