His declaration was done by Bale Kavanamur, the newly-appointed returning officer for Moresby North-West, at around midday today. Kavanamur was appointed RO this morning.
Sir Mekere ousted sitting member, Michael Malabag, who was excluded at the 33rd elimination last night.
He thanked the electoral officials for the job well done but expressed anger and frustration at the same time for the counting process.
He said a lot of voters were denied their right to vote and choose their leader of choice, the fundamentals of democracy.