Amuli stays Sohe MP after court-ordered recount

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THE National Court has confirmed Henry Amuli as Sohe MP.
It follows the unsuccessful election petition filed by his predecessor, Delilah Gore, who had lost to Amuli during the general election last year by fewer than 190 votes. Amuli had polled 7713 votes to Gore’s 7524.
Judge Iova Geita, after a trial at the Popondetta National Court on Feb 21, had ordered a recount of the ballot papers. It showed that Amuli polled 7664 to Gore’s 7478 – a difference of 186 votes.
Justice Geita said he was satisfied that the recount was conducted with due diligence and properly authenticated by all officers tasked to carry out the court order.
Outside court, Amuli welcomed the declaration by the court.
He said the election petition was a challenge to him and would drive him to focus on service delivery for the people of Sohe.
He plans to work with ward presidents on providing services.
He was represented by lawyer Brendan Lai.
Pangu Pati leader and Bulolo MP Sam Basil said the party’s number in Parliament remained at 15.
“Pangu Pati remains committed to the Government,” he said.

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