With the string band and pigs roasting accompanying the announcement of Ninkama Yomba, an environmental scientist, is much a family and community affair.
He will be standing under Paradise Kingdom Party and contesting for Gumine District, held by current Education Minister, Nick Kuman.
But what was more intriguing about the gathering was the attendance of other intending candidates for Gumine district to show their support.
Another intending candidate John Palma who is from Dom LLG said that before the idea of candidates working together was discouraged, and candidates were not allowed to campaign in another candidate’s base vote area.
But also a part of the event, family members and UPNG Gumine students spoke to the candidates on what they expected.
And as always in the typical PNG tradition, two roasted pigs were shared amongst those who attended.