040610 MINISTER RETURNS
By Aloysius Laukai
The Works Minister and member for Halia has retained his seat.
He was declared by the ARO for Buka FRANCIS TOMMY at 00.25 am.
MR. NISIRA led the counts from count 1 and never looked back.
Mr. Nisira reached the absolute majority just after three eliminations.
He polled 1764 whilst the runner up Damian Kora mastered 512
Just after PATRICK NISIRA was declared the runner up DAMIAN KORA congratulated the member elect and called on the loosing candidates and their supporters to accept the wishes of the people.
He said that he would work with the member elect to develop Halia and Bougainville as a whole