The National, Thursday 13th June 2013
By ELIAS LARI
A LONG-serving councillor in Western Highlands is appealing for calm and peace during the local level government elections.
David Maip said candidates must co-operate and educate their people to accept the election’s outcomes.
Maip said the election was very important and called on the public to maintain peace and follow election rules.
He said leadership came from God.
He was at the Mt Hagen council chambers yesterday to pay his nomination fees to defend the Kenta ward 34 seat which he had held for 25 years. He was elected in 1987.
Maip said the important thing was every election process must be followed.
“My concern is a peaceful election and I’m appealing to every candidate to make sure it comes true,” he said.
“Election is associated with many events, activities and a time where many problems arise but in the end only one person takes the chair.
“I have candidates challenging me and I always believe that it is the people who will decide,” Maip said.