JACOB POK PASO
WESTERN Highlands Governor Tom Olga has called on the people to respect the court decision over the Western Highlands provincial seat, which is expected to be handed down next month by the Supreme Court.
He was addressing a crowd who turned up at the Waigaini Court House on Tuesday to witness proceedings of the judicial review of a National Court decision that nullified his election and ordered a by-election.
The petitioner was former prime minister Paias Wingti.
Mr Olga felt that the decision for a by-election was not proper and decided to seek a court review.
Counsel for both the parties made their submissions during the two-day hearing before a three-man bench of the Supreme Court.
Mr Olga told his followers: “We have to respect the laws of the country and must not create differences among our community.”
He also said he was prepared to accept whatever decision the court made.