The recount order was issued after the court found that James Yali, who was a parolee when he nominated to contest the election, was not eligible.
The court dismissed Yali's petition that was challenging Peter Yama's election today.
Yali’s conviction and sentence would have finished on 18 December 2017. His inclusion in the election affected the results.
He finished second while Retired Defense Force Commander Major-General Jerry Singirok finished third.
The court however upheld Jerry Singirok’s petition and set aside Yama's election, ordering a recount.