​Electoral Commission taken to court

Manus Open runner-up, Wep Kanawi, is taking the Electoral Commission to Court for errors made during the counting period in the 2017 National General Elections.

His lawyer, Arnold Amet, appeared yesterday before Justice Collin Makail, informing the Court that his client’s case is based on the grounds of errors and omissions made during the counting period.

The lawyer further clarified that there are no allegations against the sitting Manus MP, Job Pomat, despite being named as the 1st respondent in this case.

The sitting MP’s lawyer, Stephen Pokawin, indicated to Court that because of this reason, they will be filing a Notice of Objection to Competency.

Amet further told Court that they will be bringing 12 witnesses.

The Electoral Commission, whom the allegations are levelled against, had no representation in Court.

Charmaine Poriambep