Kamis Connery

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. 

Hube case struck out

The ARO, from Finschhafen District, was arrested by Morobe Provincial Command investigators on July 8th for "interfering with ballot papers/ballot boxes".

The court, however, struck his case out and asked prosecution to seek further instructions from the Electoral Commission and legal counsel to proceed with the matter further.

His arrest has hampered polling preparations for Hube LLG.