Mai wins again in PNG's West Sepik

4:25 pm on 24 August 2015

Amkat Mai has won back the governorship of West Sepik in Papua New Guinea, gaining the seat through the final preference vote count on Saturday.

The seat had been vacant for two years, after the Supreme Court in 2013 ruled out Mr Mai's election win the previous year.

The Post Courier reports that Mr Mai, who is a member of the National Alliance, finished the preference counting with 55 percent of the vote with Simon Polo in second place.

Meanwhile another embattled governor, Gulf Province's Havilo Kavo has had his conviction for misappropriation overturned by the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court ruled the trial judge Sir Gibbs Salika had erred in fact and law when determining the case on its merit when sentencing the Gulf leader to jail.

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