Petition against MP Kopu ruled out

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THE election petition case against Member of Parliament for Temotu Pele Constituency Duddley Kopu has been struck out by the court on Friday last week.

The written judgment on the case is yet to be compiled by the court but the decision was made last Friday.

The allegations had related to bribery, treating and undue influence which were alleged to have occurred during the period of the national general election in November 2014.

There were 15 cases that had been registered in 2014 and others already withdrew while others already solved in the court.

During the opening of the legal year the Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer said that there are three outstanding petitions yet to be completed in which two are awaiting delivery of judgment and one is being considered for a stay in view of the failure to prosecute the matter timely.