Morris Tovebae

Ruling on PANGU executives next month

Party president Patrick Pundao and General Secretary of the Party, Morris Tovebae, are in court over allegations they dishonestly applied K50,000, monies belonging to the party.

The money they allegedly misused is said to be nomination fees for candidates contesting the 2017 National General Election under the party's banner.

Magistrate Mekeo Gauli heard submissions from their lawyer, and the police prosecution and will give a ruling on June 12.

The party executives remain in bail.

Pangu settles infighting

The Party submitted its candidates’ listing to the PNG Electoral Commission on Monday in Port Moresby.

The list, sighted by Loop PNG, was submitted by the party General Secretary Morris Tovebae at 2pm at the PNGEC headquarters.

Eighty-two candidates will run under Pangu’s banner in the 2017 National Elections.

The list combines the candidates endorsed by the party’s council, provincial branches and parliamentary leader, Sam Basil.