THE publication of notice for Malaita Province’s West Kwara’ae Constituency bye- election has been issued.
The issuance of the notice followed the official declaration of the bye-election date – 23 April.
Intending candidates and their supporters have commenced their campaign activities soon after the official declaration of the polling date.
Last week, Assistant Returning officers were deployed to respective polling stations in the constituency to put up the bye-election notice.
The final day for the publication of the notice is this Friday, 7 April.
According to the West Kwara’ae Constituency bye-election timeline, the process of nomination and registration of candidates is still open at the Buma Nomination Centre in Ward 3 of the constituency.
The final day to check the validity of Nomination Papers is Wednesday 12 April and the final day for any candidate to withdraw his or her nomination from contesting is Thursday13 April.
Since the opening of the Nomination period last week, only one candidate has so far been officially nominated and registered.
But reports have it that some candidates are expected to be nominated and registered this week before the closing of the nomination period on Tuesday 11 April.
The bye-election was necessitated by the death of Sam Iduri. The late Iduri served as the Member of Parliament for the West Kwara’ae Constituency since his election to Parliament in the April 2006 election up until his death on 22 January this year.
By SOLOMON LOFANA
Solomon Star, Auki