As campaigning heats up inthe Angoram Open Be-election,the National Alliance Party movers to retakethe seat it once held.
Party Leader Patrick Pruaitch and Founder Sir Michael Somare were in Angoram District overthe weekend withtheir candidate Salio Waipo.
Angoram District is located inthe East Sepik Province. Sincethe death of its MP late Ludwig Shultz,the Angoram Seat has become vacant.
Former Prime Minister and National Alliance Founder and East Sepik Governor Sir Michael Somare toldthe people thatthey must vote for good lLeadersto bring Angoram forward.
Sir Michael’s son Arthur heldthe Angoram seat until his defeat by late Shultz in 2012. Defending his son, Sir Michael blamed bureaucrats for lack of development inthe area as funding was not a problem.
“People lie about statements like Somare didn’trsquo;t do his work and Patrick Pruaitch didn’trsquo;t do his work. Your intellectuals from Angoram districtthe man responsible for the siging of cheques didn’trsquo;t signthe cheque of K57 million; your money isthere atthe Angoram District Administration not Wewak,” Somare told his people.
With nine Members of Parliament underthe National Alliance flag, Party Leader and Aitape Lumi MP Patrick Pruaitch urgedthe people to elect suitable candidates.
Betthe news did not go down well with a handful of people;they only want lLeaderswho can bring changes after 20 years of dis service.
Voting for the Angoram Open Seat will on August 4. There are 19 candidates vying this seat.