The National, Thursday July 11th, 2013
MILNE Bay Governor Titus Philemon has hailed the court victories of two prominent leaders.
The two leaders are New Ireland Governor Sir Julius Chan, who has defeated an election petition filed against him, and former PNG University of Technology (Unitech) vice-chancellor Prof Misty Baloiloi, whose misappropriation case has been struck out by the Lae District Court.
Speaking as deputy parliamentary leader of the People’s Progress Party (PPP), Philemon said the decision of the court of disputed returns to dismiss allegations of bribery and undue influence against his party leader would enable Sir Julius to govern the province without further hindrance.
“As deputy parliamentary leader of the PPP, I congratulate Sir Julius for his victory. He can now concentrate on governing New Ireland.”
Philemon also lauded the decision of the Lae District Court to dismiss charges laid against Baloiloi, arising from the controversy surrounding the administration of the Unitech.
Baloiloi and several other former senior staff were charged for allegedly conspiring to defraud the State.