Kua announces intent to stand in 2012 election

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The National, Wednesday 28th December 2011

LAW Society president Kerenga Kua has deci­ded to change careers and enter politics.
Kua was in his home village of Mogl after being invited by the people last Thursday where thousands of eligible voters asked him to contest the Sinasina-Yongomugl seat in next year’s elections.
Kua said he had spent 24 years practising law and it was time for a change.
“My people of Sinasina-Yongumugl feel that I should change careers from law to consider a career in politics, however, being a dedicated career professional lawyer, I had to consider
the call seriously,” he said.
Kua, a senior managing partner of Posman Kua Aisi Lawyers,
said many people and groups had approached him in the past three elections to consider contesting but he had declined.
“This time, I considered the request but the people of Sinasina-Yongumugl district must help me decide, therefore, they staged a public gathering where leaders of clans and tribal groups come out to speak their minds,” he said.
He said they asked him to change careers and stand in next year’s election.
“I have been sent by my people to get an education, a career to gain necessary experiences needed to be ready in case one day they
ask me to serve them
in this (political) capacity.
“By the end of this year, I was substantially ready, having acquired all the necessary education and experiences in the legal profession, private, public sectors and international arena,” Kua said.
Although he accepted the request, the lawyer told the gathering that if he won, there would be no free cash handouts from the public fund, there would be no campaign houses, slaughtering of pigs, sharing of food and no compensation demands for projects coming to the district.
“If you (people) fail to consider these conditions, to make my work hard, I will resign and you will go for a by-election,” Kua said.