Melanesian Alliances (MA) Party General Secretary Nick Klapat has confirmed that 50 MA candidates will be contesting various seats throughout the country.
These candidates had their records checked by the police and also have good reputations at the community, District, Provincial, national and international levels.
These candidates include former Rabaul MP and former African Caribbean Pacific (ACP) Secretariat General Secretary Sir John Kaputin who will contest the East New Britain Regional.
Others include former Kiriwina-Goodengough MP and Higher education Minister Brian Puliyasi, former Mining Minister and Central Bougainville MP Sam Akoita and former National Parliament clerk and Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) Administrator Simon Pentanau.
Mr Puliyasi will contest the Kiriwina-Goodenough, Mr Akoita for Central Bougainville and Mr Pentanau for AROB Regional seats.
Other candidates are Simon Eyork (Telefomin Open), Rodney Kane (Vanimo-Green Open), Johnson Rayaprum(Aitape-Lumi Open), Morgan Gwangilo(Maprik Open), Alphones Saiho(Yangoru-Sausia Open ),John Kamalua Wauru(Bogia Open ), Kikereng Wargem(Sumkar Open), Lison Soma(Usino-Bundi Open), Sama Melembo(Raicoast Open), Andrew Ariako(Madang Regional), Geeman Goitia(Huon Gulf Open), Rudia Afius (Menyama Open), Alex Palai(Finchafen Open), Ori Posi(Markham Open), Browen Kiki(Lae Open), Sipora Bendum (Bulolo Open), Daphine Togale Melau (Tewai-Siasi Open),Kem Hesingut(Morobe Regional), John Kwarara(Rigo Open),Philomina Lala(Kairuku-Hiri Open), Russell Wauwik (Moresby North-West Open), Angela Filer Mandie(Moresby North- East Open), Norman Kanai Oma(South Fly Open), Noka Konda (South Fly Open), Ps Lapia Danaya(Middle fly Open ), Aiwa Sawa (Western Province Regional),Fr Klower (Ijivitari Open), Caroline Abani(Alotau Open),Augustine Johnatan (Esa-la Open), Steven Nesai (Milne Bay Regional), Pedi Anis(Kavieng Open), Fr Bruno(Namatanai Open), Antony Joseph Bem(North Bougainville Open), Francis Magel(Rabaul Open), Samuel Sam Manikot(Gazelle Open) , Camillus Vorei(Talasia Open), Peterson Afore(Henganofi Open), Tom Nunuwei(Goroka Open), Chris Samson(Daulo Open), Nimo Kama(Obura- Woninara Open), Paul Bin Wiwi(Gumine Open), Jacob Numapo(Chuave Open), Thomas Dagi(Hagen Open), Thomas Mek Kumini(Jiwaka Regional), Wasu Amu(Laigap –Porgera Open), Sosoro Kosi(Nipa-Kutubu Open) and Benias Peri(Koroba-Lake Kopiago Open ).
Mr Klapat said that MA’s founding fathers John Momis, the late Bernard Narokobi with Sir John were behind the drawing up of the National constitution. “It is a bonus for the Nation to have Sir John back to defend and strengthen the National Constitution which is currently been trampled on by the current politicians.”
“And MA will be out to campaign throughout the country to restore the National Constitution. We are a Party that strongly believes in the Constitution.”