Nick Kuman

Gumine petition thrown out

The petition was stopped from progressing to trial hearing at the Waigani National Court and dismissed because certain requirements were not met by Dekena when he filed the petition.

Dekena disputed Nick Kuman’s election as Gumine MP on allegations there was illegal practice at Keru village, acts of undue influence and errors and omission, illegal marking of ballot papers and the illegal declaration of Kuman by the use an illegal writ.

Remove examinations: MP

Education Minister Nick Kuman said this in Parliament on Thursday when answering questions raised by Member for Markham, Koni Iguan.

The Markham MP asked the Education Minister if his ministry can do away with these examinations to address the issue of the increasing number of student dropouts every year.

He added that the Grade 10 and Eight certificate has less value in terms of helping students seek employment.

Kuman hails teachers

Minister for Education Nick Kuman, when celebrating with teachers during the World Teachers Day on Oct 5 in Port Moresby, said teachers are the real nation builders.  

“Teachers are the ones who educate the youth of society who, in turn, become the leaders of the next generation of people and play an important role in developing their country.

“Teachers educate the children in their most impressionable years.

VIDEO: Gumine case dismissed

The case returned to court today where a ruling was handed down by Justice Collin Makail on the two applications that lawyers representing Dekena and Kuman asked the court on August 15. 

 

Sally Pokiton with more 

Gumine case dismissed

This was the Waigani National Court’s ruling today on the case surrounding the legal declaration of the Gumine seat in Simbu Province.

The case returned to court today where a ruling was handed down by Justice Collin Makail on the two applications that were moved on August 15, by lawyers representing Gumine MP, Nick Kuman, and Dawa Lucas Dekena.  

Dekena’s lawyer asked the court to restrain Kuman from attending the second parliament sitting, which is tomorrow. At the same time, Kuman’s lawyer also asked the court to dismiss the case, citing an abuse of the court process.

Court reserves ruling on Gumine case

Presiding judge, Justice Collin Makail this afternoon heard the two applications that was moved by lawyers representing Dawa Lucas Dekena and Nick Kuman.

The case returned following the restraining orders that were issued on Aug 2, stopping Kuman from making the declaration of office taking part in the election of the Speaker and Prime Minister.

However, the restraining orders were not served in time to the Speaker and Clerk of Parliament, in order for it to take effect against Kuman.

The orders were issued at 11:50am, Kuman made declaration at 12:03pm

Dekena seeks to restrain Kuman

This time, lawyers representing Dawa Lucas Dekena are asking the court to restrain Nick Kuman from attending the second parliament sitting or carrying out the functions and duties as member for the electorate.

On the morning of Aug 2, the National Court granted orders sought by Dekena, restraining Kuman from making the declaration of office in Parliament.

However, the restraining orders were not served in time to the speaker and clerk of parliament.

The orders were issued at 11:50am, Kuman made declaration at 12:03pm.

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Kuman will ask court to dismiss case

His lawyer told the court yesterday they intend to ask the court to dismiss the case when it briefly went before Justice Collin Makail.

The case returned after orders were issued on August 2, stopping Kuman from being sworn into parliament.

The restraining orders were issued by the court at 11:50am but were not served on the speaker and clerk of parliament in time. Kuman was sworn in at 12:03pm.

With the court yet to decide on who the duly-elected member of Gumine Open is, Kuman’s lawyers will ask the court on August 15 to dismiss the entire case.

Kuman recognised as duly-elected Member

He received a full report on what transpired during the election process for the Gumine Open electorate from the Election Manager for Simbu, Rev. Tom Sine.

He said the count was completed on Wednesday, 26 July, 2017. 

Assistant Returning Officer Margaret Tokmun was the supervisor during the count and she called for the results from exclusion number 47.

Gamato said Tokmun gave the result out and also advised who led after the final exclusion over the absolute majority.