Two elected MPs for Eastern Highlands and Enga provinces have been sworn in as Members of Parliament.
Speaker of Parliament, Job Pomat performed the formalities at the State Function room yesterday. Both leaders described their victories as a new birth for their people.
Member-elect for Kandep Alfred Manase and Eastern Highlands Governor-elect Peter Numu were sworn-in by the Speaker in front of parliament staff, supporters and family and friends of the two MPs.
After the declaration of loyalty was completed, the Speaker declared the two leaders as Members of Parliament.
Member for Kandep Alfred Manase who ousted former MP and T.H.E Party leader Don Polye urged Mr Polye to accept the result and go to the court if he has disputes over the Kandep counting. Manase told EMTV News, Kandep has spoken through the ballot box and services must reach the people in this term of Government.
Eastern Highlands Governor Peter Numu also urged fellow political leaders of the province to unite and move the province forward. Governor Numu said people have fallen victims to the past politics of leaders. Numu wants leaders to speak the same development language for all citizens of the province.
The new Governor also spoke of establishing a commission of enquiry into the accounts of the province prior to budget preparations.