Kuman challenges Dekena’s review in Supreme Court

Gumine MP and Education Minister Nick Kuman has challenged Petitioner, Dawa Lucas Dekena’s Election Petition Review in the Supreme Court with a motion saying the review is incompetent.

The objection to competency motion was heard today by three-man Supreme Court bench.

The full court reserved its ruling to a later date but informed parties to be prepared for the substantive Supreme Court review hearing.

The Supreme Court earlier granted leave to Dekena to file his review in the Supreme Court, following the dismissal of his petition in the National Court.

After the review was filed, Kuman filed this motion, challenging the competency of the review saying some of the grounds relied on, was not earlier put before the Supreme Court when leave was being sought.

Sally Pokiton