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Namah is Sandaun Governor

Staff Reporter 4/23/2015 | |
The Sandaun Provincial Assembly, has elected former Opposition Leader and Vanimo-Green Member, Belden Namah, as the new Governor.
Mr Namah was voted in by 13 out of the 18 L-L-G Presidents in Vanimo, today.
Senior Magistrate, Innkung Sasa swore him in at the Provincial Assembly today.
Mr Namah thanked all the L-L-G Presidents including Telefomin MP Solan Mirisim for their undivided support.
He also assured his supporters and brother M-P's in West Sepik, of working closely with all for the betterment of the province.
The Governor's seat was left vacant after a successful election petition bid by John Tekwie and Simon Solo resulting in the Supreme Court nullifying the 2013 election of then Governor, Amkat Mai.
Meanwhile, the Electoral Commission says, it will go by the Supreme Court decision to hold a by-election for the Sandaun Regional Seat.
The Commission said, it will not comment on what has transpired, describing it as “Sandaun politics”.
It adds, only the Minister responsible and Deputy Prime Minister can comment on this issue.
A P-N-G-E-C Officer said, a submission has been made to the Finance and Treasury Departments, to release 10-million Kina for the by-election, expecting this money to be released this month, for issuing of Writs, next Monday.

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