Potape’s leave application successful

Francis Potape’s application seeking leave from the Supreme Court to review the decision to dismiss his election petition has been successful.

The Supreme Court this afternoon granted him leave to proceed with the review of the National Court decision that dismissed his election petition.

The petition was dismissed on grounds of competency.

He was challenging Philip Undialu’s win as the Hela Governor.

Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia granted the leave on grounds that there are very serious allegations in the case that only a proper trial will need to address.

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Charmaine Poriambep