I’D like to express my gratitude to Dr Allan Marat for his leadership and for his understanding in accepting defeat for Rabaul Open seat by just three votes.
Some of us would have disputed it and run to court to ask for recount but Marat simply accepted the result, saying it was people’s choice.
He’s right – it is the people’s choice and there is nothing to dispute.
Marat, you are true leader and real gentleman and salute you for accepting defeat, acknowledging that it is the people’s choice and that they have spoken through the ballot.
You faithfully served your people of Rabaul during your term so you can take your well-deserved rest.
I wish every leader would do the same.
Thank you Marat for your leadership and I wish you well in your future endeavours.