The Lepea Village Council in Samoa has decided to honour a request by the Lands and Titles Court to put aside its banishment of sitting MP Lepou Petele II.
The council had voted to banish Lepou and his family for disobeying a directive by the council not to run in next week's elections.
Lepou registered as a candidate for Faleata East despite an agreement between villages in the constituency that Vaimoso village would select a parliamentarian in the next assembly.
Reports say the court had written to the village's highest ranking chief to reconsider the banishment.
Lepou is a member of the ruling Human Rights Protection Party.