24 Mar 2011

First Samoa election petition filed

3:02 pm on 24 March 2011

An election petition has been filed against the leader of the opposition Tautua Samoa Party, Va'ai Papu Vailupe.

Today is the deadline for election petitions to be filed from this month's elections, and this is the first to be announced.

A notice by the Registrar of the Supreme Court states the petitioner is Tufuga Gafoaleata Faitua, Va'ai's sole opponent in the March the 4th elections.

Tufuga was the HRPP candidate for the seat of Vaisigano No.1 seat, which the Tautua leader won by only 38 votes.