The National, Wednesday 25th July, 2012
By JAYNE SAFIHAO
NEW Madang MP Nixon Philip Duban plans to pool intellectual resources in the province to improve mechanisms for the delivery of services to the area.
Duban was escorted to the Paramed Divine Word College by police with sirens blaring and truckloads of supporters.He won by 8,483 votes and declared by returning officer James Apimia yesterday afternoon.
He said he was grateful to God, his family and supporters for the victory.
He said a true leader was one who had integrity and principle and served everyone equally.
“In my campaign I was out to educate the masses.
“I used drugs, steam (homebrew), yawa body (another type of homebrew) and shorty mobs (gangs) to run my campaign,” he said, referring to some of the problems in the community.
“I want to involve youths as much as I can, so the eyesore around town can be managed.
“I am not here to serve only Transgogol, Ambenob or Madang urban as some divisive campaigns are currently practised in this election – where there were splits between groups.”
Duban paid tribute to former MP Buka Goli Malai, describing him as a “rich” man in terms of knowledge.
“I want to assure Malai that whatever work he did not finish, I will carry it on.”
Duban said the fight to being a politician was a daunting one which sometimes divided families through jealousy, anger and strife. But in the end there has to be only one winner.
He said being liberal and open minded, with a lot of political experience in parliament as Peter O’Neill’s adviser for a long time, he knows where and how to begin his work.