Assistant Returning officer

Hube’s ARO resumes role

Hube's Assistant Returning Officer, Kamis Connery, returned from Lae this afternoon after the court struck out his case yesterday. 

Only one scrutineer was present to witness the verification and confirm the serial numbers of the ballot books and seals.

Connery was arrested on Friday, July 8th, for "interfering with ballot papers/ballot boxes".

It was determined in court that police prosecution should have sought the Electoral Commission's approval before prosecuting the case. 

Issue of Hagen RO goes to high court

While this matter was filed on May 24 waiting to go before court, other candidates and their supporters took issues into their own hands on Wednesday and disrupted flights into the Kagamuga airport by sitting and protesting on the tarmac.

Air Niugini this morning resumed flights into Mt Hagen after Police managed to get the supporters out.

James Yoka Ekip and Simon Sanagke filed an appeal in the Supreme Court, and today asked the court through their lawyer to stay the decision of the National Court, dated 4 May, which refused an application they had earlier filed.