Markham and Kabwum Open are the two remaining seats in Morobe Province that are yet to fully complete elections.
This follows the unfortunate incident that transpired when all elections materials including ballot boxes and papers were burnt down by angry supporters of certain candidates in both districts who alleged suspicious activities taking place during the counting process.
Morobe Election Manager Simon Soheke said that since the occurrence of these two incidents, he is still awaiting the decision from the Electoral Commissioner on the fate of these two districts and should receive a full update from the Commissioner as to what decision will be made moving forward.
“I should expect a confirmed update from the Commissioner by today and to confirm also whether a supplementary election will be done for these two districts.”
He stressed that whatever the commissioner decides, there must be some form of security arrangements made due to issues that may transpire again.
Soheke said the province has not had any major security issues except for Markham and Kabwum. He has commended his team especially the Provincial Election Steering committee and officials for a good job so far.
“I’m happy with what we’ve done so far, and what my hardworking team has accomplished. Though I received many critics, we at least got most of the job done.”
So far declarations for all the other seats have been made including the Provincial seat with now Markham and Kabwum Open yet to complete the election proces