President of the National United Party(NUP), Ham Lini will contest the national election next year despite rumours of resigning on political scene.
Many rumours some weeks past claims Mr Lini will not contest next year, due to health conditions he has, but the Mini congress of NUP on North Pentecost last weekend stands strong and endorse Mr Lini's name to contest once more.
NUP also endorse Silas Bule's name during the Mini Congress.
The congress nominates some names as stand by candidates as well.