MADANG - The fourteen months court battle is now over, after the Madang National Court made the final ruling on Thursday on the Usino-Bundi election petition case. This case was between the petitioner Peter Yama against Anthon Yagama and the PNG Electoral Commission.
The decision was made by Justice David Cannings after the petitioner filed a submission challenging the processes and conducts of the recount by the PNG electoral commission.
Justice Cannings explained that the petitioners move was not abusive of process, as any party to a petition may move the court for acceptance or rejection of the recounts results.
Yagama’s submission for the court to accept the recount results was supported by the affidavit of the Returning Officer, Reitama Taravaru.
Outside the court house, Yama explained to his supporters that justice must at all times prevail with judicial duties be respected.
Duly elected MP Yagama said he’s ready to implement the National Government’s policy of service delivery, starting with the Usino-Bundi road upgrading. Other priority areas are education and health.
Meanwhile, the battle of petitioner Peter Yama against the PNG Electoral Commission for contempt of court charges is not yet over. [EMTV]