Mowana: Leaders must respect court decision

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The National, Thursday 15th December 2011

LEADERS should respect the court’s decision to allow democracy to stay alive, a concerned citizen says.
Ugwalubu Mowana’s reaction follows the 3-2 Supreme Court decision on Monday declaring the election of Peter O’Neill on Aug 2 as null and void.
Mowana, who is the Papua New Guinea Teachers Association general secretary, said the association would release a statement later.
 “As a citizen, I have my own personal view and I respect the court’s decision,” he said.
He said he respected the decision by the arms of government referring to the decision as a “demonstration of democracy”.
He said Papua New Guinea needed leadership that put the people’s interest first.
Mowana urged political leaders to reconcile and put the people’s interest first and lead the nation into the general election.
He said as a parent, he hoped the government would consider education as a priority.
Another person, who did not wish to be named, said nobody was above the law and the rule of law would prevail.
She described the events in recent days as “confusing for everybody, especially people who travelled in to hear the court’s decision”.