PNG Opposition Leader and Kandep MP Hon. Don Pomb Polye says his seat is secured-there is no need for him to campaign in the district.
Mr Polye was speaking to hundreds of people who flocked to take sight of him yesterday (Wednesday 26/04/17) at Kalimaga village in the district. He has urged his Kandep people to take ownership of his campaign in the district whilst he would concentrate on national politics.
He said he had a huge task ahead to campaign for his Triumph Heritage Empowerment party's 90 candidates contesting various seats nationwide. "I will be out campaigning for our 90 candidates contesting various seats nationwide.
"You (people) are fighting a battle with the people of Ialibu-Pangia,"he told a cheering crowd.
He also urged his fellow candidates to put aside their differences against him, saying they are all his 'friends.'
Drawing a battle line, he said he was only competing with PM O'Neill and not his rival candidates this election to wrestle away the leadership.
He said the government had created the economic mess which the citizens were feeling its pinch. "There are no medicines in hospitals nationwide. Corruption has reached unprecedented levels. There is a delay in Tuition Fee Free funds and public service salary.
"Our laws have been breached by the Prime Minister and his government," he said.
Polye said these signs and symptoms warranted for a change in government. He added that he was confident of winning four or all the six seats in Enga with an additional victory of over 15 seats, especially from the other six provinces in the Highlands region.
Polye said his party would also win seats in other regions to muster the number, beating other parties, to attract the invitation of the Governor-General to form the next government.
There are total of 30 candidates, including Polye, contesting the Kandep Open seat.