“Pacumeni Was Appointed… Chief Judge… According to His Right”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet
The “voice of the people” had selected Pahoran and rejected Paanchi. With the death of Pahoran, it became the right of Pacumeni to assume the chief judgeship as a result of a new vote of the people.

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 3