33 candidates confirmed for West - Solomon Star News

33 candidates confirmed for West

22 February 2019
Western Province Election Manager, Gideon Tuke.

THIRTY three candidates have registered to contest the nine constituency seats of Western Province, come April 3.

Western Province Election Manager, Gideon Tuke made the confirmation, Thursday.

Only 2 females did register as candidates, and they will contest the Gizo/Kolombangara and Shortland Islands seats.

Mr Tuke stated that in his observation, the turn out of the candidates in Western Province is quite small compared to the 2014 National General Elections.

“I don’t think the weather condition contributes to the small number of candidates because we manage to secure a centre for stranded candidates in Honiara and also in Gizo,” he said.

He strongly added that all the good citizens of Western Province, eligible voters, electors, campaign managers, are kindly asked to maintain peace and cooperation up until the Election Day.

“Candidates have until Friday 22 February 2019 (today) to withdraw their nomination and Ballot draws will occur in each constituency early next week,” Mr Tuke said.