Wep Kanawi’s Petition Dismissed

Petition challenging Pomat’s win has been dismissed.

“Work must go ahead in the province regardless of a petition being in court”, says Manus MP and Speaker of Parliament, Job Pomat.

Pomat made these comments on Wednesday after the election petition that was filed against him by Wep Kanawi was withdrawn in the Court of Disputed Returns.

He filed the petition based on the grounds of errors and omissions made during the counting period by the Electoral Commission.

The matter went to court on Wednesday for pre-trial conference, to check compliance to directions that were issued on September 20.

However lawyer for the petitioner, Kanawi, asked the court to withdraw the proceeding.

Leave was granted by Justice Collin Makail and orders were issued for the K5,000 security bond fee to be paid as legal cost in the proceeding for Pomat and the Electoral Commission.


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