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Dorothy Tekwie pressured to quit electoral race


DOROTHY TEKWIE, THE PNG GREEN PARTY candidate for the Vanimo electorate, says she’s been pressured not to run in this year’s election by associates of rival candidate, deputy prime minister Belden Namah.

Dorothy Tekwie says she cannot submit to such pressure because the consequences of letting Mr Namah win a seat again would be disastrous not just for Vanimo but the country as well.

Ms Tekwie accused Mr Namah of abusing his power as an MP for personal gain.

She says she’d been offered six-figure sums to not run in the elections, which she has refused.

“I’ve also been threatened at times and intimidated by certain people that are associated with him,” Ms Tekwie said.

“I’m not going to step down because people ask me not to, because I’ve seen what is happening with my people in the inland where he comes from.

“People virtually have nothing. Women have one skirt for the whole year and nothing else while money that comes from their forest is being squandered to pay for political survival of certain people.”


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Joe Kubu

Great woman leader.

Standing up for what is right is not alway easy. God has a plan for you and will use you when the time is right...

And the time is now.

Trevor Freestone.

Dorothy - Congratulations on being honest and strong enough to reject any offers or threats by Namah or his offsiders.

Anyone from the the Sepik who can afford to spend K30 million on his campaign has certainly made no effort to help his fellow Sepiks and doesn't deserve to be even a candidate himself.

His wealth proves that he is only interested in his own well being.

I understand that the "Sepik Region Development Disscussion Forum" is organising Sepik people to resist bribes and instead to elect candidates who really want to help PNG develop into the great nation it can be.

It would be worthwhile for Dorothy to investigate this group and if what they claim is true they may be able to support her campaign.

If you know of this group Dorothy thats good if not you can contact me for their contact details. Best wishes.

Mrs Barbara Short

Dear Dorothy - Fight the good fight!

If ever there was a woman needed in parliament, it was you!
Hope you have some strong local warriors to help protect you!

God bless.

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