Monday, 13 September 2010 10:14 AM

Two More MPs Face Petition

Another two election petitions have been lodged at the High Court - bringing the total number of election petitions to three.

The petitions were lodged last week Thursday.

Acting Registrar of the High Court, Myonie Samani told SIBC News that the latest election petitions are against the Member of Parliament for West New Georgia Vona Vona, Silas Tausinga and the Maringe-Kokota MP, Varian Longamei.

Former member for North New Georgia Peter Boyers and losing candidate for Maringe/ Kokota of Isabel Province Dr Culwick Togamana lodged the petitions citing alleged bribery and corruption during the elections in August.

The two petitions bring the total number of election petitions lodged at the High Court to three, with some more to be lodged before the deadline of September 15.

Candidates in West, Central and East Honiara, South Malaita, Malaita Outer Islands, Central Kwara'ae, North Malaita, North Guadalcanal and Ngella constituencies had spoken to SIBC after the elections suggesting they are to lodge petitions against the Electoral Commission, and several other winning candidates.

It remains to be seen if they will follow through with their word before deadline for the lodging of petitions which ends this week Wednesday.

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