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October 17, 2021
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Amaiu Wins Petition against Mald

The National Court dismissed one ofthe two election petitions against Moresby North East Member, Labi Amaiu.

Mr Amaiu filed a competency application againstthe petition of Andrew Mald,the member he unseated.

Justice George Manuhu agreed it lacked competency.

The allegations of illegal practices against Mr Amaiu were not competent enough to reach trial.

Afterthe win, Mr. Amaiu addressed his supporters outsidethe court house. He also brought with him a copy ofthe five year district plan, which he plans to submit tothe National Planning Department soon.

He said he will not play politics but play lLeadersip.

Mr. Amaiu also announced that he has already secured funding to build an office for the district. Overthe years it has been operation without an office.

The Court was satisflied that petition failed to comply with appropriate facts according to law.

Mr. Mald said he respectedthe decision ofthe courts. However, ifthere are any ther areas worth arguing, he will take it up for a judicial review inthe Supreme Courts.

Meantime, anther petition against Mr Amaiu, by anther candidate is still pending inthe courts.

Alice Thomas, National EMTV News

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