Governor-General Grand Chief Sir Michael Ogio, received Writs for the Angoram by-election in East Sepik, from the Electoral Commissioner, Andrew Trawen, in Port Moresby, today.
Accompanying Trawen, was Justice Minister and Attorney-General, Kerenga Kua, National Alliance Party Leader Patrick Pruaitch, Nuku M-P, Joe Sungi and newly-elected Angoram M-P, Salio Waipo.
Speaking after the formal ceremony, Mr. Pruaitch welcomed the new M-P and thanked the Electoral Commission, for a trouble-free and successful by-election.
Pruaitch says Mr. Waipo's election win, now brings the N-A numbers up to 10 and his inclusion will strengthen the coalition government.
Mr. Waipo in turn says, he's prepared to take on the challenge as M-P, to deliver services to his Angoram people.
Mr Waipo will make his first appearance in Parliament, when it sits next week.
"Mi laik tok tenkiu tu long prime minister blo Papua New Guinea as newly elected member i kam insaet long Nesenel Alliance. Mi laik tok tenk yu tu lo Praim Minista blo Papua Niugini as newly elected Member ikam lo Nesenel Alliance. I'll be working very closely with my Party leader to work together with conviction with the Prime Minister, Peter O'Neill.