The National, Thursday July 19th, 2012
By GABRIEL FITO
NEW Ambunti-Dreikikir MP Ezekiel Sigii Anisi has attributed his victory to God.
He said he would have been nobody without God.
After signing the election writ yesterday at his Wewak residence, East Sepik province, the 26-year-old Anisi thanked God and the people of Ambunti-Dreikikir for giving him the mandate to represent them in the next five years.
He polled 8,141 votes to oust the MP and National Alliance Party candidate Tony Waterupu Aimo who finished with 6,334 votes.
Anisi also dedicated the victory to his late father, Alex Anisi, a true leader of the people of Ambunti-Drekikir, East Sepik and Papua New Guinea.
“I wish to dedicate my win to my father.
“It was through his hard work that I won this election.
“He has now left but my victory is indeed his victory,” Anisi said.
His father died early this year.
Anisi senior was a public servant, premier of East Sepik province and had contested the seat in the national elections.
The new MP urged the other candidates, including Aimo, to put aside their political differences and work together for the good of the people in the district.
His relative Donald Spaiye said it had taken the family 20 years to win the election after spending so much money.
Provincial administrator Samson Torovi commended the district returning officer John Kauken, election officials and security personnel for a job well done.