170712 PIRIKA DECLARED
By Aloysius Laukai
The member for South Bougainville, STEVEN KAMMA PIRIKA has retained his South Bougainville seat.
After the tenth exlusion, STEVEN PIRIKA polled 10262 votes to reach the absolute majority required for wining the seat.
Timothy Masiu came second wit 5087 votes.
Mr Pirika was declared just after eleven this morning by the Returning Officer, JOHN MONEI
Peter Manuka came 3rd with 4042 votes.
Steven Pirika Kamma took on the lead as soon as counting in the Torokina area and never looked back until he was declared this morning.