The National- Tuesday, January 18, 2011
By SAMUEL RAITANO
THE election of North Bougainville MP Michael Ogio as Governor-General was according to an MP, a bonus for the people of Bougainville.
Member for Central Bougainville, Jimmy Miringtoro made the remark during a press conference over the weekend in Port Moresby.
Miringtoro said Bougainville was privileged and honoured to have one of its sons in the highly esteemed office.
He thanked the NA-led coalition on behalf of the people of Bougainville for nominating and voting for Ogio to be the ninth governor-general of the country.
Enga Governor Peter Ipatas, along with other leaders were, also thanked for nominating and
pushing for Ogio to be considered for the governor-general’s post.
Ogio, who was the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) Party strongman, has now left the political arena, consequently leaving his Higher Education, Science and Technology portfolio, along with the party leadership.
It was announced at that occasion that Obura-Wonenara MP John Boito would take up the leadership of PDM.