Former Member of Parliament for West Honiara Namson Tran was re-elected into parliament after a historic landslide victory, polling 3,793 votes by close of counting, Friday.
West Honiara constituency Returning officer Polycarp Kaelafa made the announcement at the Rove Police club.
Tran’s victory was not only surprising but also historic with the biggest margin of 3,448 votes.
Julie Gegeo Garo came second polling 345 votes, followed by Issac Inoke with 319, Moffat Konofilia with 318, James Apaniai with 238, Nathan Ratu with 30 and Moses Foanaota with 19 votes.
Speaking after his victory, Tran said he would continue to serve his people with honesty, transparency, and accountability for the next four years and beyond.
“This is your victory and I would like to acknowledge my people for having confidence in me to lead them again for the next four years,” Tran said.
“It clearly shows that you all have bestowed your trust and faith in me to lead you again and I salute you all my good people,” Tran added
He emphasised working to empower families and communities of West Honiara to improve their lives and enjoy a better standard of living.
He stressed that these are part and parcel of his many other visions he has for his people for the next four years.
“Our priorities and visions for the next four years is set and I assure you all that with your support I will continue to help provide the much needed assistance and services to my people,” the re-elected West Honiara MP said.
Meanwhile, Tran has acknowledged the other candidates for their understanding.
He appealed and welcomed the other candidates to work together with him for the betterment of their people.
Tran also urged his people to continue to work together as one people and nation to not only help themselves but Solomon Islands as a whole.
Tran’s main priorities for the next four years include family empowerment, community development, supporting Church work, advance women interests & welfare, support people living with disability, improve private & public schools and clinics, improve community infrastructure and to work closely with the Government of the day to bring in more investment and employment for the people.
BY DANIEL NAMOSUAIA