Anonymous, Okuk was a great leader for his people. He was fearless and fights for his people. Talking about corruption, which politician in PNG is clean and without corruption? Okuk had not faced the leadership tribunal or the Ombudsman commission.
I agree Chan may be smarter but we are talking about a man who played a different style of politics.
Wingti is no way near compare to Okuk as highlands leader because he is interested only in his own people, the Western Highlanders. Okuk was playing politics at the time when the Highlands region and the people were considered to be behind with development and education compared with the coastal region for obvious reason. His aim was to bring development into the region and get the people playing important role in the country alongside their coastal brothers and sisters. It is for this reason that some people in the country consider him to be unpopular.
May the great man for the people rest in peace.