Former Premier Maepio loses seat
Former premier for the Western Provincial Government has lost his seat to a new comer in the Gatokae Ward 23 provincial election.
Western Province Returning Officer Hopeful Piosasa confirmed Wayne Maepio was unseated by Pitri Sute with a total of 583 votes.
According to Mr Piosasa, details of the result were being compiled by the Assistant returning officer when this article was published.
He confirmed Mr Sute won by a majority of 32 votes.
Meanwhile, former Deputy Provincial Premier Malooney Lopoto also lost his seat for ward 15 Lambete, Munda.
Another new comer David Gina , unseated him with a majority of 35 votes.