ELIMINATION HELPED PHILIP TO LEAD
The former MP for Menyamya Benjamin Philip is maintaining the lead for the Menyamya By-Election in Morobe with 7520.
This is after the 13th elimination out of 32 candidates.
His leading margin is slowly closing in. He is leading with 1359 votes’ difference now.
After the conclusion of the primary count last week, Philip remains on the top of the ladder with 1882 votes’ difference.
After the elimination of the 13th candidate, his lead decreased by 524 votes.
United Resources Party’s Jackti Yopito is trailing wirh 6161 votes.
Yopito is the LLG President for Kapao.
Country Party’s Jim GED polled 4944.
United Labour Party’s John Thomas Pelika is on the fourth spot with 4002.
People’s Party candidate Nolan Nelson polled 2925 votes to retain his fifth place.
The trend now was the same during the counting in 2017 General Elections.
The elimination is continuing.
Late Thomas Pelika left the seat vacant when he passed away. He died due to sudden heart attack at Angau Angau General Hospital on October 30 last year.