CANNINGS TO RULE ON KANDEP JUDICIAL RECOUNT
The National Court will make a decision tomorrow on the motion filed by sitting Kandep MP Alfred Manase.
In that, Manase is disputing Kandep Judicial Recount results presented to the Supreme Court last Friday.https://www.thenational.com.pg/kandep-election-result-delayed/
In his submission backed by PNG Electoral Commission lawyer argued the Returning Officer did not comply with the court order.
In addition to that, he argued for a fresh recount without three ballot boxes. These ballots helped Polye win the recount.
However, petitioner Don Pomb Polye’s lawyer opposed the motion, saying the same issue has exhausted every possible avenue in both National and Supreme Courts.
Further, lawyer Mavera Kipa argued that the court dismissed it whilst endorsing the recount results.
Further more, he said the Returning Officer Reverend Tom Sine complied with the court order.
Presiding judge Justice David Cannings will make a ruling on the matter tomorrow.