11 Sep 2006

Coleman confirmed candidate in American Samoa polls

1:46 pm on 11 September 2006

The name of Aumua Amata Coleman will be on the ballot form for the election of American Samoa's non voting delegate to the US Congress in November.

Aumua was given the all clear after a hearing by the Election Office Board of Registry into her residency status following a challenge filed by Muavaefaatasi Ae Ae Jr,. also a candidate for the congressional election.

Aumua Amata was pleased with the decision, but bemused as to why Muavaefaatasi brought the challenge after supporting her campaigns in the past :

"He didn't seem to have any problem with my residency at that time when he joined my team, so I did not see anything different this year this is why I was surprised when he did this to me."

Aumua Amata Coleman