Faumuina withdraws eligibility challenge

By Lanuola Tusani Tupufia ,

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FRIENDS: Tiatia Mapesone Malo and Faumuina Tiatia Liuga.

FRIENDS: Tiatia Mapesone Malo and Faumuina Tiatia Liuga.

An eligibility challenge from incumbent M.P for Palauli ile Falefa, Faumuina Tiatia Liuga against Tiatia Mapesone Malo was withdrawn from the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Lawyer Alalatoa Rosella Papali’i, standing for Faumuina made the request before Chief Justice, His Honour Patu Tiava’asue Falefatu Sapolu.

Chief Justice Patu accepted the application.  

Tiatia was represented by Taulealeausumai Aumalaga Tiotio. 

The initial claim brought against Tiatia questioned his residential eligibility. 

He is one of two Tautua candidates running from the Palauli ile Falefa that is being challenged by Faumuina before the Court. 

The other one is Le Tagaloa Pita.

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