A former Governor of West Sepik province in Papua New Guinea, John Tekwie, has called for a more efficient court system for electoral disputes.
Almost three years after being elected West Sepik Governor, Amkat Mai remains suspended and the position vacant after the courts found illegalities in his election.
A ruling by the Supreme Court due next month is expected to trigger a by-election but Mr Tekwie, as the petitioner, says the process takes too long.
"There's a need to bring about a special court and a time frame needs to be put in in terms of these kinds of problems because the courts have dragged on for three years, it's just useless. Effectively, we don't have a Governor. Mind you the other issue right now is that we don't have a (provincial) administrator also because the administrator was suspended by the provincial government."
John Tekwie says West Sepik governance is in a mess.
He claims that a local MP, Belden Namah, is lobbying local level government presidents to elect him as the new Governor.