Sir Mekere welcomes extension


MEMBER-elect for Moresby North-West, Sir Mekere Morauta, has welcomed a Supreme Court ruling to grant an extension of the return of writs to 2pm today.
Sir Mekere said the application by the Ombudsman Commission provided a welcome relief from the election chaos.
“Only 80 writs out of the 111 had been returned at the time the Ombudsman Commission filed the application,” he said.
“The extension means more seats can be declared.”
He urged the Electoral Commission to “redouble its efforts to ensure that all writs are returned and all citizens are represented  on the floor of Parliament”.

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