Chief Justice Martha Koome denied Roots Party candidate George Wajackoyah’s request to enjoin the presidential petition.
Given the pressing nature of the case, Koome decided on Tuesday, August 30 that the court could no longer accept applications to participate in the proceedings.
“We have a long journey ahead of us. We do not have a petition under 140 challenging the election of the president-elect. We also do not have an application seeking to join the proceedings,” Justice Koome ruled.“Unfortunately, you cannot make an oral application at this late stage,” she added.
Wajackoyah, who was standing before the Supreme Court for the first time in his career, had his pre-trial conference statement cut short.
The presidential contender addressed the court to request an injunction in the matter.
Justice Isaac Lenaola interjected and hushed him, saying the court had other business.