Ousted PNG Governor seeks reinstatement through court

3:38 pm on 6 January 2016

The ousted Governor of Papua New Guinea's Hela province has gone to the National Court in his bid to be reinstated.

Anderson Agiru was ousted by the provincial assembly in a vote of no confidence two weeks ago and was replaced by the Komo-Margarima MP Francis Potape.

But the Post Courier reports Mr Agiru went to the National Court in Port Moresby yesterday to seek permission to remain as governor, arguing there would be instability if he is replaced.

But Mr Potape's lawyer, Philp Ame, says there is no evidence to support Mr Agiru's claims, and provincial and local level government departments have already recognised Mr Potape as governor.

The case has been adjourned.

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