Writs returned for Motu-Koita assembly election

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THE 17 writs for the recent Motu-Koita Assembly elections were handed over to Inter-Government Relations Minister Kevin Isifu in Wabag, Enga, on Friday.
Isifu, who was in Enga on official duty, received the writs from Returning Officer Terence Hetinu who had to travel to Wabag from Port Moresby as Friday was the deadline for the return of writs.
Hetinu told Isifu in Wabag: “You tasked me to conduct the elections for Motu Koita and you signed the writ on August 30. I have completed the election. I conducted the polling on Oct 3 and 4 and commenced counting on Oct 8 and completed it on Oct 15. The date you set for return of writs was Oct 19.
“I am satisfied that having completed the election process for the people of the Motu Koita Assembly for the 2018 election, I now return the writs to you.”
Isifu said he was pleased to see that the elections were conducted successfully.
“I congratulate all the winners especially the male and female reps of the assembly, also the newly elected chairman for the Motu Koita Assembly Dadi Toka Junior. I accept the writs.”