People’s First Party candidate Theo Pelgens is the new member-elect of Parliament for Nawaeb District in Morobe Province, ousting incumbent MP Kennedy Wenge.
He was announced winner at Boana Station in Wain Erap LLG on Saturday with 10, 335 votes.
Running close and in second spot was Romeo Napo Momo with 9, 325 votes.
Former Nawaeb Kennedy Wenge has been running at eight placing during the primary counts and made his way up to top five sitting fourth out of 55 candidates.
He was the first candidate eliminated during eliminations.
Theo was accompanied by his National President Dominic Kuasonbi to Boana Station to sign his writs.