Martin Miriori, who is running for the presidency of the autonomous Papua New Guinea province of Bougainville, says he can improve development by making better use of aid.
Mr Miriori, a brother to the late President Joseph Kabui, is one of 14 people running for the vacant post.
He has training in finance and administration and spent 11 years out of the province, during which time he says fostered links with the United Nations, donor agencies and NGOs.
He says through this association he can ensure better delivery of aid.
"The resources are not being utilised properly and I think with my administrative experience and financial management experience and my previous employment I will be able to co-ordinate resources for improved developments on the ground."