20 Jul 2017

PNG National Party seeks answers from Electoral Commissioner

From , 3:03 pm on 20 July 2017

The leader of the Papua New Guinea National Party says the electoral commissioner has not given a clear answer about the use of extra ballot papers in the general election.

Kerenga Kua is set to retain his seat in Sinasina-Yonggamugl and his party is tracking strongly in various electorates where results are yet to be finalised.

His National Party could play a central role in the formation of an alternative coalition government to that led by the ruling People's National Congress, however the PNC has an early lead as vote counting advances slowly across the country.

Mr Kua spoke about the election's inconsistencies, the electoral roll and ballot distribution with Johnny Blades, who began by asking him about signs the Electoral Commission created nearly 300,000 'ghost voters' in PNC-controlled electorates.

MP Kerenga Kua

MP Kerenga Kua Photo: EMTV