Kenilorea thanks West Kwaio for voting in Claudius Tei’ifi

PARLIAMENTARY Wing leader of the Solomon Islands United Party, Peter Kenilorea Jnr has congratulated the people of West Kwaio Constituency for voting in Claudius Tei’ifi as their Member of Parliament.

Mr Tei’ifi who contested Wednesday’s by-election under the United Party banner was declared winner after a whole day of counting in Auki Yesterday.

 He polled 1793 votes ahead of nearest rival, Mani Aaron with 1104 votes.

In acknowledging the result, Mr Kenilorea said he was honoured that Mr Tei’ifi choose the Solomon Islands United Party (UP) as his party of choice.

“As UP parliamentary wing leader, I look forward to you joining Team UP in parliament representing your people of West Kwaio.

“Together, we can work towards a better tomorrow for West Kwaio, for Malaita, and Solomon Islands.

Mr Kenilorea thanked all candidates who ran, further acknowledging them for pursing their political goals and belief in the country’s democratic system of governance.

“To Hon. Elect Tei’ifi’s supporters in West Kwaio, thank you. You have spoken, we have heard you loud and clear.

Mr Tei’ifi was a former Provincial Member of Malaita’s Assembly, a post he held before resigning to contest the seat of West Kwaio after the death of former Member Titus Mokofi Fika late last year.

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