NCD Regional seat

I will not support PNC: Maxtone-Graham

A candidate for the NCD regional Seat, Maxtone-Graham, said he will not support PNC and the leadership of Parliamentary leader and Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, labeling the party as self-serving.

“You look at the debt, you look at all this chaos. No medicine in the hospitals, unemployment, the list is so long,” said Maxtone-Graham.

Maxtone-Graham was the former Health Minister in the O’Neill led coalition that ousted Sir Michael Somare in 2011.

Sodas, junk food will be taxed: Candidate

The plans are part of 31 policies which he announced today, which form the basis of his elections campaign for the NCD Regional Seat.

Graham said in Port Moresby today that his policies will promote a healthy lifestyle for Port Moresby as well as Papua New Guinea.

He said soda and junk food contain sugar and highly processed ingredients which contribute to lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, as well as cancer currently plaguing the country.

NCD Regional seat to have interesting results

A number factors will play a critical and crucial role in who will be the eventual winner in this race.

The incumbent Governor Parkop has a head start with all the programs he has instituted during his tenure in the capital city.

However, the voting population would have increased over the past five years, not only in NCD but all around the country. Whether new voters have registered will be a major problem. The number of candidates increased by 11 from 27 in the 2012 election to 38 candidates, this will surely see a split of votes.

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A total of 38 candidates are contesting the NCD Regional Seat, including sitting MP Powes Parkop.

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Nomination of candidates slow in capital

Nominations are slowly coming in for intending candidates who will be contesting the Moresby North West seat, which is currently occupied by Michael Malabag.

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Five candidates so far for NCD Regional seat

Nominations for NCD regional seat opened yesterday with sitting Governor Powes Parkop, nominating upon the hour of the issue of writs at 4:15pm.

Terence Hetinu, Election Manager NCD and Provincial Returning Officer confirmed four more for the regional seat today, all independent candidates.

Hetinu said nominations are coming in a little bit slow, but should pick up around the last three days before the close of nominations on Thursday, April 27.

In respect to Form 29 filled prior, Hetinu says there is an expected total of 44 candidates for the regional seat.