Hela crowd swamp Waigani court house

Hela people based in Port Moresby turned out in numbers today at the Waigani Court house for the case between Hela Regional Member Anderson Agiru and Komo-Magarima MP Francis Potape.

They gathered outside the court house today hoping to be the first to hear the outcome of the National Court’s decision over who will be the governor of the province.

Crowds of supporters gathered under the trees near the Court house gate entrance while another group gathered at the car park.

Police presence was also heavy outside the court house gate checking cars going in.

Inside court room 10, Agiru’s lawyer, Goiye Gileng and court officials managed to remove supporters who were seated on the court room floor before the Justice Derek Hartshorn came into the room.

Justice Derek Hartshorn after hearing the application today reserved his decision for a later date without disclosing when the matter will return to court for his ruling.


Sally Pokiton