6 Nov 2014

PNG's Oro governor reconfirmed by court

11:41 am on 6 November 2014

Papua New Guinea's National Court has restored the Oro provincial administration of Governor Gary Juffa.

Gary Juffa, Governor of Oro Province in Papua New Guinea

Gary Juffa, Governor of Oro Province in Papua New Guinea Photo: RNZ / Johnny Blades

The court also ordered politicians Delilah Gore, David Arore and nine others to relinquish any position they took over last week when assembly members tried to force a vote to oust Mr Juffa.

The order restrains the defendants from holding themselves out as having any political or administrative office or capacity in the Oro Province and provincial government.

They have also been told that they should relinquish any position and property they might have assumed.

Ms Gore and Mr Arore are the open MPs for the Sohe and Ijivitari electorates.

The Post Courier reports that the matter returns to the National Court next Wednesday to address among other issues a purported vote of no confidence in Mr Juffa's position, which the defendants allegedly spearheaded last Tuesday in Oro's provincial capital, Popondetta.