PANGU CANDIDATE WIDENS LEADING MARGIN
A ruling Pangu Party candidate is comfortably maintaining his commanding lead with 8,107 primary votes in the Moresby North-West By-election counting.
This is following the conclusion of 112 ballot boxes this evening. Before the elimination process begins anytime this week, there are 24 more final primary ballot boxes remaining. https://www.rnz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/444304/electoral-roll-problems-mar-port-moresby-northwest-by-election
Lohia Boe Samuel is leading with 15,386 votes. Arch rival and United Labour Party’s Joe Tonde is trailing on the second spot with 7,279 votes.
As of last night, Samuel polled 13,236 primary votes to maintain his lead. Second placed Joe Tonde and Sengol Alphonse Parkop were on 4,903 and 3,322 votes respectively.
During continuation of the primary count today, Samuel polled 2,150 more primary votes in wards 1, 7,8, 10 and 11.
According to unofficial information, the total el stands at 29,611 plus 1 primary votes.
Progressive Tally after primary count 112 as of Sunday 13th, June 2021 (today) at 5:33 pm. Top 10:
- Lohia Boe Samuel (PANGU) – 15,386
- Joe Tonde (ULP) – 7,279
- Thaddeus Kambanei (NGP) – 4,580
- Sengol Alphones Parkop (IND) – 4,557
- Walter Yangomina (IND) – 2,697
- Anna Kavana Bais (PP) – 2,259
- Jackson Kiakari (IND) – 2,175
- Segie Otio (IND) – 1,415
- Benjamin Michael Loi (IND) – 1,396
- Leslie Alu (PNGP) – 1,063
Tomorrow is a public holiday in honour of Queen’s Birthday. Continuation of counting is subject to RO or PNG Electoral Commission’s decision.