PNC eyes 30-plus seats

National

By MALUM NALU
TARI-Pori MP James Marape says the People’s National Congress (PNC) party is confident of winning more than 30 seats and will be asked to form the next Government.
He was among those yesterday who witnessed the presentation of writs by returning officers to Electoral Commissioner Patilias Gamato for the Ialibu-Pangia seat in Southern Highlands won by  Prime Minister Peter O’Neill and the Koroba-Lake Kopiago seat won by independent candidate Petrus Thomas.
“I’m confident that PNC will have the numbers to form government,” Marape told The National.
“In 63 seats across the country, we are tracking either first, second or third.
“We’re looking at winning 30-plus seats.
“Of the 10 returned seats so far, we are sitting on five – myself, Moresby-South Justin Tkatchenko, Ialibu-Pangia’s Peter O’Neill and the two Manus seats. The numbers that are coming in right across the country is a sign that people want continuation and stability.
“Towards the end of this week, our camp will start to take shape in Alotau.
“We’re very confident.
“As you can see, right across the country, PNC is scoring well.”

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