Member of Parliament for Tongatapu 10

Former Tonga PM Pōhiva Tu‘i‘onetoa loses seat through electoral petition

Tu’i’onetoa was found guilty on Friday of bribery in the lead up to the 2021 General Elections.

Farmer and registered voter for Tongatapu 10, Kelekolio Taniela Kiu filed the election petition alleging Tu‘i‘onetoa committed bribery on two occasions.

Kaniva News reports Kiu claimed that TP$50,000 was offered to the Women’s Group of Tongatapu on behalf of Dr. Tu’i’onetoa to influence voters.

The second case involved the opening of the ‘Afā Wharf.