Leader of the Official Opposition, and Member of Parliament for Aoke Langalanga, Hon. Matthew Wale, MP welcomes the High Court decision on the petition case filed against him.
The dismissal came after Hon. Wale’s legal counsel Gabriel Suri filed an application for dismissal of the petition on the grounds that the petition was not served within the time frame stipulated by law.
The Chief Justice, Sir Albert Palmer on 12th July, 2019, struck out the Election petition against Hon. Wale the elected Member of Parliament for Aoke Langalanga constituency.
Reacting to the outcome Hon. Wale said, “I am glad that I can now focus on undertaking my role as the elected Member of Parliament for my constituency.
“I never had any doubt that the petition was going to be dismissed as I was never served nor do I think it had any merits,” said Hon. Wale.
Hon. Wale goes on to say, “in view of the outcome I wish to call on the petitioner and his supporters to come forward so we can work together for the benefit of our constituency.
“I have an open door policy on how constituency matters are dealt with so I am willing to listen to any concerns that can be rectified to unite the people of my constituency,” says the Aoke Langalanga MP.
It has been revealed that the petition against Hon. Wale although was filed was never served by legal counsel for the petitioner within the required time.
The petition case was filed by one of the losing candidates also contesting the Aoke Langalanga seat during the 2019 April National General Election.
Source: Leader of Opposition Office Media