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THE 2022 general election is well underway with nominations starting in various parts of the country yesterday.
Madang election manager Sponsa Navi said the total number of nominations received on the first day of the nominations for the Madang regional seat were 15.
He said the total number of nominees for each district was: Madang open (21), Bogia open (13), Usino-Bundi open (17), Middle Ramu open (18), Rai Coast open (13) and Sumkar open (8).
Navi said the nomination closed at 5:30pm yesterday due to the late start.
He said they would be looking forward to an early start today and aimed to finish on time.
In Wewak, East Sepik, 21 candidates nominated yesterday to contest the Wewak open seat, according to returning officer Vincent Kavi.
Kavi said nominations opened yesterday and would run through to next Thursday.
Among them was sitting MP Kevin Isifu, former MPs Jim Simatab and Kimson Kare.
Other notable individuals included former National Fisheries Authority managing director Sylvester Pokajam, Clifford Kasi and lawyer Ralph Saulep.
In Port Moresby, 35 candidates filed their nominations to contest the Moresby North East seat, nine candidates for the National Capital District regional, four candidates for Moresby South and 11 nominated for Moresby North West yesterday.
NCD assistant election manager Rosalyne Tabogani said nominations in the city in the four electorates was quiet except for Moresby North East where a commotion was ignited by disgruntled candidates who claimed they were treated unfairly by the NCD electoral commission officers.