Suspended Southern Highlands Governor William Powi is expected to seek the Supreme Courts view on the decision by the National Court Judge David Cannings in suspending him as governor while allowing him to be on full pay.
This newsroom was reliably informed also that the Provincial Executive Council would be announcing a care-taker governor by today.
It is understood that the suspension of Powi as governor would take effect on Tuesday, August 31st.
Powi said he had no issue with the National Courts order for a recount, however it was not logical to have him suspended from functioning as governor while still being allowed to be paid as one, meaning the result of the recount should determine the removal of his powers in entirety.
The matter is expected to be brought before the Supreme Court on Monday, a day before his suspension becomes effective.
Meanwhile, the style of delivering a court decision from another country is also a matter for clarity to be sought under relevant laws guiding the National and Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea.