Tambul-Nebilyer, should we show repect to Benjamin Poponawa?
February 1 2012 at 10:20 AM
Who's gonna tell us what the local MP Benjamin Poponawa has been up to behind the scenes? All this denial shows me strongly that the rumours are actually true.
Tuesday 31st January, 2012
People urged to respect local MP
By FRANK RAI
A CHURCH elder and community leader in the Tambul-Nebilyer District of Western Highlands Province has called on the people in the electorate not to demean the name of the local MP to gain political mileage.
Local church leader Elvis Mapa made the call in light of rumours spreading in the electorate that local MP Benjamin Poponawa had done nothing to showcase the people of Tambul-Nebilyer.
Mr Mapa told Post-Courier by telephone yesterday that Mr Poponawa was a silent achiever and a man of wisdom who has done so much for the people during his term in Parliament.
He would not release the content of rumours that were going around but admitted that it was bad for the people and for the local MP.
“Those spreading the rumors should wait until the time is right. Our local MP Mr Benjamin Poponawa has done a lot for the electorate and those spreading false rumors should refrain,” Mr Mapa said.
He said the 2012 National General election was just around the corner with 10 weeks remaining and those who wished to contest the seat should portray the truth and not to go around spreading ‘rubbish.’
The church elder said candidates for the Tambul-Nebilyer seat would be judged by their actions and how they present themselves to the people, adding that those with ‘double tongue’ should think twice before contesting the seat.
Mr Mapa said God knew the hearts and minds of those who wished to enter the elections but the incumbent MP had brought in tangible services for the people within the last four years.
“For the sake of service delivery and the people of Tambul-Nebilyer, I call on those responsible for the rumors to refrain from such behavior. Nothing good will come out of it but it will only portray their image to the public,” the church elder said.
He added that the time was near and people would come from all around the country to contest the election but the onus was with the local people to decide who would represent them at the floor of Parliament.