Gumine seat

Review in Gumine seat to go ahead

The petition was found to be incompetent by the National court resulting in its dismissal on 14 February.

It was dismissed because the National court was of the view that the winning margin, absolute majority and the total number of allowable ballot papers that remained in court after the final exclusion and before declaration were also not been pleaded in the petition, amongst other things.

Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia in his ruling this afternoon said the ground was sufficiently pleaded in the petition.

Court reserves ruling on Gumine case

Presiding judge, Justice Collin Makail this afternoon heard the two applications that was moved by lawyers representing Dawa Lucas Dekena and Nick Kuman.

The case returned following the restraining orders that were issued on Aug 2, stopping Kuman from making the declaration of office taking part in the election of the Speaker and Prime Minister.

However, the restraining orders were not served in time to the Speaker and Clerk of Parliament, in order for it to take effect against Kuman.

The orders were issued at 11:50am, Kuman made declaration at 12:03pm

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