Sir Frank Ofagioro Kabui has been re-elected as the Governor-General designate of Solomon Islands yesterday.
Making the official announcement at the National Parliament’s Eastern entrance, Speaker of Parliament Sir Allan Kemakeza says Sir Frank was re-elected with an absolute majority at the end of the fourth ballot.
“My good people of Solomon Islands I as the Speaker of the National Parliament have the honour and pleasure to formally announce that in accordance with Section 37 of the Constitution of Solomon Islands, read with the Standing Orders 5 and 76 that at the end of the fourth ballot held in accordance with the rules, Sir Frank Ofagioro Kabui secured an absolute majority of votes and was therefore declared to be the person elected as the Governor-General designate.”
After two ties and the fourth round of voting, Sir Frank Kabui polled 23 votes, ahead of his rival Andrew Mua who polled 21 votes.
Sir Kabui will be the second Governor-General to serve two consecutive terms in office after the late Sir Baddley Devesi.
SIBC News understands, the Governor-General designate will officially resume office on 7th July.