The Shadow Attorney General and Member for Sinasina Yongomugl Mr Kerenga Kua congratulated the Governor of Eastern Highlands, Mr Peter Numu on finally winning his election petition case.
Mr Kua told Mr Numu, “The win has now put your leadership on solid ground. There is no longer any question or doubt on the validity of your election as the Governor of your province. The petitioner has consolidated your position by raising questions that our constituency may have had and the courts have now put these matters to rest.
“It has been a long battle, but you have not allowed the court case to delay or hold you back from governing your province of Eastern Highlands since the National General Elections of 2017. While you were facing this court challenge you still managed your time well and continued to carry out your responsibilities as Governor.
“An example of that leadership is taking control of the outstanding issue of the Goroka Market. Our people are subsistence farmers and resolving the long-standing deadlock is definitely a win for your people.
“With this court issue now resolved I am sure you will make leaps and bounds in the leadership and administration of Eastern Highlands as a Province.
“Last but not least I commend the people of Eastern Highlands for their patience as they watched this court challenge take its course and arrive at a decisive conclusion last week,” said Mr Kua.
The Governor for Eastern Highlands, Mr Peter Numu responded to say, "I told the people that the court decision shows that I am the People's choice, the 157,000 votes I scored in the 2017 National General Elections was my true victory.
“I call upon all candidates who contested in the Provincial seat to leave politics aside and let’s work together with the true spirit of serving our people of Eastern Highlands,” said Governor Numu.