The National,Friday July 13th, 2012
By EDDIE MOSES
A FORMER teacher has taken over the lead in the Nawaeb open race after count 39 yesterday in Morobe province.Gisiwat Siniwin, former principal of Bumayong Secondary School, has taken the lead with 2,668 first preference votes. In second spot is former MP Kennedy Wenge with 2,505 votes and Masam Som
following closely in third with 2,366 votes.
Sitting MP Timothy Bonga is running fourth with 2,257 votes.
Counting is now into the remaining 11 Nawaeb Urban boxes.
A total of 26,880 votes have been counted, with 790 ruled informal.
Counting of the regional votes in Nawaeb show Morobe Governor Luther Wenge collecting 9,338 first
preference votes. The second highest scoring is lawyer Kelly Naru with 4,356 votes.
Former Kabwum MP Ginson Saunu, scored the third highest with 2,362 votes.
In Lae open after count 12, MP Bart Philemon is leading with 1,209 first preference votes after count 12.
Running second is lone female candidate Loujaya Toni with 843 votes.
Businessman Fred Wak is in third place with 406 votes.