MORE ELECTION RESULTS ANNOUNCED BY GOVERNOR GENERAL

Solomon Islands Governor General Sir Frank Utu Ofagioro Kabui. Photo credit: SIBC.

Solomon Islands Governor General Sir Frank Utu Ofagioro Kabui. Photo credit: SIBC.

The Governor General, Sir Frank Ofagioro Kabui has officially announced another four results as of 9.30pm this evening.

The results include the incumbents for Shortland – Chris Laore, Marovo – Snyder Rini, West Guadalcanal – Moses Garu and North West Choiseul – Connelly Sandakabatu have won back their constituencies seats.

In Taro, Choiseul Province, SIBC reporter Kikiva Tuni reports Mr Sandakabatu’s win was met with a lot of joy by his supporters.

“Supporters of Mr Sandakabatu who were here are very happy upon receiving the result and uttered shouts of jubilation and shortly after that he went and addressed them to acknowledge them for their support.”

In another recent announcement, Sir Frank announced – Namson Tran has won back the West Honiara seat and in Temotu-Nende, Commins Mewa retains the seat.

In an earlier announcement, the Governor General had also announced results for Gao-Bugotu in Isabel Province and Rannonga Simbo in the Western Province.

In Isabel, Samuel Manetoali has retained the Gao Bugotu seat.

Sir Frank announced, Manetoali won the seat by a margin of 2,187 votes.

“The winning candidate for Gao Bugotu electoral constituency is Mr Samuel Manetoali who polled a total of 3,077 votes, followed by Mr Matthias Au Lologi with 890 votes, Mr Dereck Kodo Kolinahiga with 464 votes, Mrs Rodha Koliteho Sikilabu 370 votes and Mr Basil Manelegua with 11 votes.”

In the Western Province, the incumbent for Rannonga Simbo, Charles Sigoto has retained his seat.

Speaking to SIBC’s Radio Hapi Lagun in Gizo after the results, Mr Sigoto says he congratulates the people of the constituency for his
win.

“I think first of all I would like to congratulate the people of Rannonga Simbo for this result. I believe they have seen the many changes that they expect in the constituency.”

Meanwhile, counting has also been completed for another six constituencies.

The constituencies include Baegu Asifola, North Malaita, East Kwaio, West Kwaio, North Guadalcanal and Rennell Bellona.

SIBC News understands the Governor General will soon officially announce the results for these constituencies.

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