New Mayor welcomes court suggestions

Koim Trilu Leahy –the new Lae City Lord Mayor has welcomedthe suggestions made bythe former lord mayor James Khay to seek legal actions against him.


“It is his constitutional rights to seek legal action if he sees what’s not right in his eyes,” said Koim.
Former Mayor, James Khay has decided to challenge Koim Tiru Leahy’s win in court. He toldthe packed counting room last Friday duringthe declaration that he will bringthe matter to court of disputed returns.


“The game is not over yet,” said Khay.

He has raised concerns over allegations that ballot boxes were tempered and voters intimidated duringthe election and counting.


“This election is a failed election where we candidates were forcing people and do all sorts of things to get votes,” said Khay.

A local leader come Lord Mayor, Koim Leahy ran for the seat inthe LLG election amongst 42 ther candidates includingthe outgoing Lord Mayor.


Koim is a residence of East Taraka, a suburb known to many as a hub of crime and violence in Lae City.


His policies inthe elections were basic andthe implementation will be a challenge.


Leahy’s win meanwhile come at a time as reserved provincial funds will be released.


While Leahy eye’s new policies that will changethe face of Lae City, he said he also awaits court orders fromthe court of disputed returns ifthe former mayor goes to court.


Pictured: New City Lord Mayor, Koim Trilu Leahy.

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