Posted By Staff Reporter
A three men Supreme Court bench has ordered an election petition trial to be conducted this month in Tari for the Hela Provincial Seat.
Governor Anderson Aigiru's challenge to stop the election petition without the trial being completed has been ruled out.
The high court on the 27th last month ruled Mr Agiru's challenge as incompetent.
The three-men bench concluded, that its premature for Aigiru to raise matters of incompetency at this stage, unless the trial is completed.
Petitioner and former Komo Magarima M-P Alfred Kaiabe welcomed the ruling, saying he has raised important issues in the petition which needed to be heard and determined first.
The three men bench headed by Sir Gibbs Salika ordered for the trial to continue in Tari from the 17th to the 27th of this month.
The three day National Court trial ended abruptly in September 2013 when Mr Aigiru pursued the matter at the High Court seeking for the petition to be thrown out on grounds incompetency.
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