Kandep ballot boxes recount case 2016

Electoral Commission to advise Court of ballot box theft

The boxes contain the 2012 National Election votes for Kandep Open Electorate.      

Electoral Commissioner Patilias Gamato told Loop PNG that “(the) matter is in Court so our lawyers will go back to inform the Court”.

Enga Provincial Police Commander George Kakas confirmed the theft and said police investigators are trying to “establish the motive”.

Kandep case hearing listed for Monday

Justice Stephen Kassman, who listed the matter for hearing on Sept 26, said there is a possibility a member of the three-judge bench that ordered the re-count of ballot boxes on Sept 6 will not be available on that day.

Parties representing Don Polye, Alfred Luke Manase and Electoral Commissioner, appeared before Justice Kassman of the Supreme Court this morning for directions.

Following the ruling on Sept 6, Polye filed a slip rule application asking the court to re-visit its decision, alleging that the full bench made an error by ordering a re-count.