Kandep MP, EHP governor take office

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Kandep MP Alfred Manaseh and Eastern Highlands Governor Peter Numu were sworn-in by Speaker Job  Pomat yesterday.
They took their oaths during a short ceremony at the Parliament state function room witnessed by Enga Governor Sir Peter Ipatas, Esa’ala MP Davis Steven, Lagaip-Porgera MP Tomait Kapili, the EHP acting provincial administrator, friends, family and supporters.
People’s National Congress party candidate Manaseh unseated three-time Kandep MP Don Polye, while PNG One Nation party’s Numu beat PNC’s Julie Soso.
“Kandep has been a very difficult electorate to deal with for quite a long time, and its people have decided that they need a new leader to represent them,” Manaseh said.
“I will provide the alternative they seek.
“I thank the people of Kandep, Enga and PNG for their support.”
Numu said it was an honour to represent the more than 700,000 people of Eastern Highlands.
“I’d like to thank God for making my dream a reality,” he said.
“My priority is to serve the people of Eastern Highlands.
“It is a huge province and this is a good opportunity for a young person like me to stand firm and weather political storms for the benefit of the people.”

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