Alfred Manase

Court sets aside Polye’s election

This follows a successful election petition filed by petitioner Alfred Luke Manase disputing the election of Polye as the duly elected Member of Parliament for the Kandep Open electorate in the 2012 General Election.

The decision came today, more than a year after the trial was conducted in January 2015. 

This means that Polye is no longer a member of parliament.

Justice Joseph Yagi ordered the Electoral Commission to count five ballot boxes that were disputed during the General Elections within 30 days from today.