Wabag Open

Independent candidate takes Wabag Open seat

Independent candidate Dr Lino Tom unseated PNCs Robert Sandan Ganim after he collected a total of 22, 463 votes to oust the sitting MP who collected 17,551 votes after the final elimination.

Dr Tom who comes from the Lanekep tribe which own a major portion of the land on which Wabag town is located was the youngest candidate among a total of 28 that contested the seat.

When thanking the people Dr Lino made special mention to everyone that contributed towards his win including counting officials, security personnel, supporters and the general public.

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It will be THE Party candidate nominated by Opposition Leader Don Polye against PNC party endorsed candidate of Prime Minister Peter O’Neill.   

Both candidates are from Teremanda village in Enga Province.

Kipalan boasted about his work as the Mayor for Wabag.

He said from the LLG Support Improvement Program fund of K200,000 in the last two years, he had delivered six projects, and is confident of winning the Open seat.

Kipalan is the nephew of former Wabag MP, late Sir Albert Kipalan.