160911TONSU COUNT ON
by Aloysius Laukai
Counting for the TONSU Byelection started at 10 am this morning and will continue throughout the weekend.
13 candidates are vying for the top TONSU seat in the Autonomous Bougainville Government.
The seat was securely held by the former ABG Vice President IZEKIEL MASSAT since 2005 but was left vacant when the former member resigned early this year to contest the North Bougainville seat in the Papua New Guinea National Parliament.
This seat was left vacant when the former member for North Bougainville became the Governor General of Papua New Guinea.
MR. MASSAT won back his Tonsu at last Year's ABG General election.
He is not contesting this by election.
New Dawn FM will be posting results at the count continues. Good luck to the 13 candidates.