Leonard remains Samarai-Murua MP

The National Court today confirmed the return of Isi Henry Leonard as member for Samarai Murua following a judicial recount.

The results that were brought to court confirmed Leonard’s election with 6,257 votes while Gordon Wesley, the successful petitioner, scored 6, 230.

The National court in Alotau ordered a recount on March 28 after trial was conducted.

The court cited errors and commission, committed by the Election commission on Form 66A and Form 66B, ordering a judicial recount.

The recount commenced on 30 April and concluded on 13 May. 

Leonard’s declared election on 22 July 2017 was confirmed by the court at 2pm today.

Sally Pokiton