Pangu Pati

PANGU endorses Semoso for North Bougainville

Marape said in recognizing the need to elevate more women to the National Parliament, Ms Semoso has stood out in North Bougainville as a strong candidate hence her selection by the party.

“In recognition of the need to elevate more women to the National Parliament, Ms Semoso has stood out in North Bougainville hence her selection,” said Marape.

“Ms Semoso has shown strong leadership in Bougainville where she is active among the community. For Bougainville, we are well aware of the role women play in traditional and contemporary cultures and Ms Semoso’s involvement.

PANGU Welcomes Wenge

PANGU Pati Leader and Prime Minister James Marape welcomed the Morobe Governor.

Pangu Pati membership now stands at 53.

From 1992 to 2012, Wenge was a Member of Parliament representing the people of Morobe. He was re-elected as the Regional MP for Morobe in the 2022 National General Elections.

Prime Minister Marape said, “PANGU Pati is no ordinary party, it is a party that birth this country. It was under this party’s watch that we made transition from our colonial outpost into the country being birth as a sovereignty in 1975.

Kapavore justifies move to PANGU

Reaffirming the party executives’ statement, Kapavore said he was privileged to be part of the PNC party right after the 2015 by-election of the Pomio Open seat.

He thanked the PNC Party leader and former Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, for the leadership and opportunity given to him, as this has helped him in his leadership to bring development into the once least developed district in PNG, over the past 8 years.

PANGU supports GG elect

Prime Minister and PANGU Pati Leader, James Marape said this after Sir Bob polled 71 votes to finish ahead of former Papua New Guinea High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Winnie Kiap, with 33 votes.

The other candidate was former Manus premier and then Governor, Steven Pokawin.

“For continuity and stability, when our Head of State is working well, PANGU and coalition partners gave our support to Sir Bob.

PANGU Invited To Form Government

PANGU is the party with the highest number of Members of Parliament elected during the 2022 National elections.
PANGU Pati General Secretary Morris Tovebae accepted the invitation.

As in other Commonwealth realms, the party or coalition with the most seats in the parliament is invited to form a government, and its leader subsequently becomes Prime Minister. 

In this case, the member-elect for Tari Pori will be the candidate. The Prime Minister then appoints his cabinet from fellow parliament members. 

PANGU Pati has 38 MPs elected during this election.

Marape Congratulates Bird

Marape, when congratulating Governor Bird, also announced that the Wewak Camp was moving to Loloata just off Port Moresby, because of the extension of return of writs.

However, he announced that to make up for this, the new government would meet in Wewak immediately after formation for a retreat to draw up its plans and policies.

“I congratulate Governor Bird, one of my strongest supporters despite being a member of National Alliance, for his landslide victory today,” Marape said.

Pangu De-camps Wewak

Governor elect for East Sepik Province, Allan Bird made this announcement a while ago.
"The planning for the camp here in Wewak was for one week, and that one week ends tomorrow, Saturday 29th July.” 
"Due to the slow return of Writs, a lot of the MPs are yet to be declared so that particular part of the planning is imminent."
Governor Bird said all the MPs in the Wewak camp will fly to Port Moresby tomorrow for the next leg of planning.


PANGU Numbers Build Up

“I congratulate Nuku MP and Public Service Minister, Joe Sungi, on retaining his seat,” Marape said.

“He is a PANGU strongman and a hardworking minister who has been effectively driving the public service.”

The declaration of Mr Sungi yesterday (Wednesday July 27 2022) brings to 10 the number of PANGU MPs declared so far. They are also leading in 24 other seats throughout the country.

“Seventeen (17) other PANGU candidates are sitting comfortably on second or third place, so I am very confident of us doing extremely well.”

PANGU Extends Invite To Join Camp

He made the call after arriving in the East Sepik capital on Friday, July 22, 2022, with six other PANGU MPs, one from United Resources Party (URP) and one from National Alliance (NA) to start camp.
PANGU MPs are Marape (Tari-Pori), John Rosso (Lae), Ian Ling-Stuckey (Kavieng), Graham Piniau Rumet (Rabaul), Philip Undialu (Hela), Manasseh Makiba (Margarima) and Daniel Tindipu (Komo-Hulia).
With them are Koroba-Kopiago MP, William Bando (URP) and East Sepik Governor, Allan Bird (NA).

We Are Not Rigging Elections: Marape

He said if PANGU had rigged the elections, it would have made a clean sweep of all 118 seats, including Maprik Open in East Sepik, which party strongman, John Simon has lost.
“People have been falsely claiming that Pangu is rigging the elections, that there are extra ballot papers and making all other manner of lies,” PM Marape said from Wewak, where he is currently in camp to form Government.