The Samoan caretaker Prime Minister's legal battle against his only election opponent on the eligibility requirement is to be heard by the chief justice today.
The plaintiff, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, is seeking a court decision to declare void the candidacy of, the Tautua Samoa party's Tu'ula Kiliri Lafi Tuitui.
Tuila'epa claims that his opponent doesn't meet the monotaga or traditional village service requirement under the Electoral Act.
It is the second general election the same opponent's candidacy has been challenged by Tuila'epa.
Tu'ula Kiliri did not meet the same requirement back in the 2011 general election after a court challenge by the caretaker prime minister was successful.
Meanwhile seven out of nine cases on the eligibility requirement will be heard this week for which the court will make rulings before the Election Day on Friday next week.
Two other cases have been withdrawn.