Sumkar Member declared!

PANGU candidate Chris Nangoi is the member-elect for Sumkar Open.

Nangoi was declared by returning officer for Sumkar Albert Gului at 11:45am today.

He unseated People's Progress Party candidate Ken Fairweather in a tight race.

The member-elect won with 8,763 votes, after elimination of the outgoing MP Fairweather, who distributed his 6,554 votes to the member-elect and runner up Sir Arnold Amet.

Sir Amet bowed out with 7,940 votes.

Sumkar RO said the member-elect had votes exceeding the absolute majority of 8,352... thus the declaration.

Members of Parliament declared

Loop PNG will be updating the tally as counting countinues and MPs declared.




Peter O’Neill  

Ialibu- Pangia Open

Gamato refutes bias claims

The comments were made by incumbent Member for Sinesine-Yongomugl, Kerenga Kua, following the declaration of PNC candidates, Jame Marape (Tari-Pori), and Justin Tkatchenko (Moresby South) recently.

Gamato said the statement made by Kua in one of the dailies was incorrect and wanted to rectify any misconceptions.

“In some of my earlier press statement, I said if electorates that have completed their polling, they can allow for two to three days for preparations and go straight into counting.