THE hype is back! It’s an event that happens every five years to galvanise communities and regions in Papua New Guinea.
And also polarise them - along political party lines, traditional tribal lines or just plain convenience lines.
More than 4,000 candidates have filled Form 29 to indicate their intention to contest either the open or provincial seats.
However, with the likely increase of the nomination fees from K1,000 to K10,000, the actual numbers are likely to be drastically reduced.