Papua New Guinea Electoral Commission (PNGEC)

Nominations figures for EHP, Jiwaka, Chimbu

The total number of candidates for Eastern Highlands Province stands at 392. Of these, there are 381 male candidates and 10 female.

The Chimbu Province has recorded 335 candidates, 328 male and 7 female. Jiwaka Province recorded 117 candidates; 114 male and 3 female candidates.

Meantime, PNG Electoral Commissioner Simon Sinai says 2022 National General Election campaigns will end this week and all public rallies and campaigning will officially stop on Friday 1 July 2022 and voting will commence on Monday July 4th 2022.

Wobiro Loses Candidacy Rights

Acting Judge Gertrude Tamade, in delivering her judgement this morning, said Mr. Wobiro has lost his right as a candidate.

 “I am of the view that Mr Wobiro does not have an arguable case as yet until the Supreme Court grants him leave to apply for Slip Rule,” she said.

“Mr Wobiro's conviction and sentence still stands without a free pardon.

“I accept the submissions by the Electoral Commission that as of 4:06 pm on 23 June 2022, Mr Wobiro is no longer a candidate as per the Electoral Commissioner's lawful authority to reject his nomination,” she added.

Distribution of Ballot Papers Commence

Electoral Commissioner Simon Sinai was on site at the Jacksons Airport in Port Moresby to witness the loading of the ballot papers onto the Australian Defence Force’s C27 Spartan aircraft for delivery to Western Province.

Over the course of the week commencing on Monday June 20, twelve million ballot papers will be distributed to all provinces in PNG, including all other remaining election materials.