BY FIRMIN NANOL
A SPECIAL supreme court hearing looking into the election of prime minister Peter O'Neill was adjourned yesterday after one of the five judges was unavailable.
The East Sepik provincial government is questioning Mr O'Neill's election on 2 August, claiming there was no vacancy to elect a new prime minister.
The full hearing is listed for this week but Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia said Justice Bernard Sakora - one of five members to hear the case - was on court circuit in Oro province and could not make it back to Port Moresby on time due to delayed flights.
Sir Salamo told lawyers the full bench should be present to hear the case and adjourned the hearing until today.
Source: Radio Australia News, 24 October