Sir Peter in a media conference in Port Moresby brushed aside rumours circulating that he had an influence in the calling of the recount.
“I would like to inform the people of Kandep and Enga Province that this recount is been held as a direct order from the court.
“There is misconception that some of us have authority to call for recount, the speculation on the ground is totally nonsense.
“The recount was direct result of candidate Alfred Manase challenging Honourable Don Poyle’s win; it got nothing to do with me or Enga Provincial Government.
“I appeal to the people of Kandep and Wabag, my own district not to take sides, there is no need this is not an election time this is a recount,” Sir Peter said.