Gumine MP Nick Kuman

Kuman asks court to dismiss petition

His lawyer yesterday asked the court to dismiss the petition on the basis it is incompetent.

He submitted before Justice Derek Hartshorn that the petition failed to comply with the five mandatory requirement stated in section 208 of the Organic Law.

This is for the petitioner to set out the facts that the court must rely on to invalidate the election, specify relief sought, be signed by the candidate or a qualified voter, be attested by two witnesses whose  occupation and address are stated and be filed at the courthouse within 40 days after the declaration of the result.