Gamato comes clear on using deceased’s name

Electoral Commissioner, Patilias Gamato, has finally come clear on using the name of a deceased returning officer, declaring Nick Kuman as the duly-elected MP for Gumine Open.

Gamato said it was misquotation on their part.

He said the Electoral Commission is now working on a media statement to correct the name of the returning officer and will retract his statement.

Gamato’s misquotation has however, resulted in a court order that is currently in place, preventing both Nick Kuman and Lukas Dekena from participating in parliament until the case is determined.