The National, Tuesday June 25th, 2013
TREASURER Don Polye’s Triumph Heritage Empowerment (T.H.E) Party has endorsed Moses Gawi Sakurai as its candidate for the Angoram Open by-election.
T.H.E Party is a major coalition partner in the O’Neill Government.
Sakurai is one of the 19 contenders for the seat left vacant after the death of Ludwig Schulze earlier this year. He came sixth in the national elections last year.
Sakurai said he would boost development and growth in Angoram if he was elected.
He added that the electorate had been deprived of basic goods and services by previous MPs.
Polye urged the Angoram people to reciprocate the support he had given to East Sepik Governor Sir Michael Somare when he was prime minister for two consecutive terms from 2002 to 2011.
He also urged voters to give their other preferences to candidates of other coalition parties.
“I am one of your sons. Our father Sir Michael mentored me to become who I am.
“The demise of National Alliance party was due to internal grudges among us, especially the young politicians when he was in hospital in Singapore,” Polye said.
Polye said the current Government had shifted away from traditional ways of managing and administrating the country and had initiated new policies and laws to boost development and growth.
He said T.H.E Party was committed to empowering gender equality to unlock the potential of Papua New Guinean women at all levels.