Leadership Tribunal

Plane passengers tell of Minister and phone

The two witnesses were on the same flight on the morning of April 24, 2014 as Delilah Gore.

The tribunal inquiry into allegations of the breach of the Aviation Safety Act by Member for Sohe and Minister for Community Development, Youth, and Religion Delilah Gore re-convened this morning with the prosecution calling three witnesses.

Among those who were called for cross examination were the then Air Niugini port manager for Girua airport Edward Ososo and passengers Morley Mirou and Elisabeth Awaisa.

Lagea to plea before tribunal

Lagea indicated this through his lawyer when appearing before the leadership tribunal on Thursday (June 25).

Peter Kuman from Kuman Lawyers told the tribunal that he was instructed by his client to make a plea before them.

He said the leader will be admitting to the charges against him that led to his referral and appointment of a leadership tribunal against him.

Lagea’s allegations relates to his failures to comply with the requirements of section 89(1)(g) of the Organic Law on the Integrity of Political Parties and Candidates.

Two more MPs to face leadership tribunals

Following the appointment request of the tribunal by the Public Prosecutor Pondros Kaluwin on May 8, 2015 the Chief Justice on Tuesday (June 23) announced the appointment of leadership tribunals to investigate the member for Kagua-Erave James Lagea and Bogia member John Hickey.

Both the Lagea and Hickey allegations relate to their failures to comply with the requirements of section 89(1)(g) of the Organic Law on the Integrity of Political Parties and Candidates.