Nipa-Kutubu declares second council president

National, Normal

The National, Tuesday August 6th, 2013


THE Nipa-Kutubu electorate, in Southern Highlands, declared its second local level government council president over the weekend.

The first to be declared was John Pipi Kila as the Kutubu LLG president.

Kila was declared on Saturday at the Pigima government station and Timothy Pei was declared the Nembi Plateau LLG president at the Nipa district headquarters on Sunday.

Acting assistant returning officer John Wagi said Pei polled 9,616 votes, 3,000 more than that of runner-up Simon Akop, who polled 6,502 votes.

He said this was one of the peaceful elections conducted so far and commended supporters and the candidates for showing maturity.

He said it was the will of God that he was re-elected for a second term.

“I thank the people of Nembi Plateau who believed in and voted for me. I thank the polling officials, my supporters and the candidates who challenged me for a peaceful election,” he said.

He said he was prepared to work with Nipa-Kutubu MP Jeffery Komal, Governor William Powi, the provincial assembly and his councillors to deliver basic services to the people.