Watson Qoloni: New Choiseul Premier

Watson Qoloni. Photo: Supplied.

Choiseul Province has a new premier.

He is Watson Qoloni, MPA for Taba Ward, South Choiseul.

Premier Qoloni polled nine votes while his rival Clement Kengava MPA for Tavula Ward, polled seven votes.

Nerio Ulemiki, former Communication Officer for Christ the King Parish reports.

In the meantime, nominations opened today for the new Western Province Premier.

The nominations opened after the election of a new speaker this morning.

Adrian Sinabule Gina right, with former SIBC’s Bart Basia.

The new speaker is Adrian Sinabule Gina, former Station Manager for SIBC’s Radio Hapi Lagun.

There were four candidates including the former Speaker Richard Tekefono and former premier Wayne Maepio.

Mr Tekefono polled nine votes while Mr Mapio and Queensland Olega polled one vote each.

Mr Gina polled fifteen votes, winning by a majority of six votes.

By: Fred Osifelo

 

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