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MP Akoitai Calls for Order To Be Restored in Bougainville

By Jack Lapauve Jr – EMTV News, Port Moresby

Central Bougainville MP, Sam Akoitai, says order must be restored in Bougainville. He said Bougainville leaders have a big task in achieving the Bougainville Peace Agreement and the push for autonomy and peace building must be the focus.

“We all have to work together,” said MP Akoitai.

Akoitai said for his District, he wants order to be restored. He believes the systems of Government need to function orderly. Akoitai who has been out of politics for 10 years says for Bougainville to achieve autonomy, the leaders must work together. He said a bi-partisan approach is key to achieving outstanding matters for Bougainville.

“I will also enquire how National Government funds are dispersed to the ABG Government,” Akoitai said.

He had petitioned the Electoral Commission for a recount of the Central Bougainville Seat and was declared winner by the Waigani National Court after the recount. Akoitai ousted sitting MP, Fr Simon Dumarinu. The decision was made by Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia on Friday, April 13, 2018.

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