310515MOMIS EXTENDING LEAD
By Aloysius Laukai in Buka
The ABG President, DR. CHIEF JOHN MOMIS continues to increase his lead with every count.
The last six constituencies of Tsitalato,Taonita Tinputz, Haku ,Taonita Teop,and Teua all in the North Bougainville region have given all the Presidential candidates a total of 20,380 votes.
These 29,380 valid votes have been distributed according to the voters and as follows,
16 John Lawrence Momis 10847
Sam Akoitai 2855
17 Ismael Toroama 1989
10 Nick F. Peniai 1281
12 Sam Kauona 1233
18 Reuben Siara 888
11 Justin Pokata Kira 486
13 Peter Nerau 173
15 Simon Dumarinu 157
Total Valid Votes 19909
Total Votes 20380
Counting is now in the Halia Constituency, then will go into Peit, Nissan and the Atolls.
The Atolls constituency will complete North Bougainville votes before the counters go into the Central and South Bougainville votes.
Meanwhile, scrutineers of constituency candidates that are yet to be counted and winners declared want the counters to complete constituency counts first before they can count the Presidential votes.
They are calling on the Electoral Commissioner to make clarification to them on this matter of concern.
Our attempts to talk to the Commissioner regarding this issue were unsuccessful.