The National, Monday 17th June 2013
By MOUA OMOA
MORE than 1,000 candidates, including 35 women, have been nominated to contest the local level government elections in Central.
Goilala district has the highest number of women candidates with 15 and also tops the overall number of candidates for Central LLG with 88 vying for the presidents’ seats for Tapini, Woitape and Guari and more than 300 standing for councillors’ seats in the 23 wards.
Rigo district is next with 79 for the presidents’ seat and 228 for the councillors seats; Kairuku-Hiri with 73 for presidents’ seat and 326 nominated for councillors’ seats.
Assistant returning officer for Central Serah Yanderave confirmed yesterday that the order of draws for all districts would be conducted today.
She said Abau, Rigo and Kairuku-Hiri would conduct their order of draws in each of their districts, except for Goilala, which would be doing theirs at the provincial headquarters in Konedobu, NCD.
Yanderave said the reason for Goilala candidates conducting their order of draws at Konedobu was because the majority of them were in Port Moresby and could not travel to the district because the bad road conditions.
She added that nominations for the Central LLG elections had been conducted without any major problems.