Petition against resigned Member-elect proceeds
An election petition against an M.P.-elect who had already resigned, Sagaga No. 4's Tuisa Tasi Patea, will proceed after the Supreme Court refused a request to withdraw the challenge.
Tuisa, who ran under the Human Rights Protection Party (H.R.P.P.) banner agreed to resign and vacate the seat, as part of an agreement to secure the withdrawal of the petition filed by rival candidate Tagaloatele Poloa, who came second in the 9 April 2021 poll.