Kairuku is the first Open electorate in Central Province to declare a member-elect for the 11th Parliament.
Isoaimo was declared by the Returning Officer for Kairuku Open, Henry Oa at the counting venue at Murray Barracks. Oa said Isoaimo won by 10,594, passing the absolute majority of 9,860 votes. Oa then invited Isoaimo to sign the writ.
“Today at my declaration I am the first member for Kairuku open seat, the journey to splitting Kairuku and Hiri Electorate took us well over 8 years,” said Isoaimo.