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May 25, 2020
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Enga Governor, Peter Ipatas, joins Laguna camp

The Opposition group calling itself the alternative government camping at Laguna Hotel say they are ready for  parliament when it resumes tomorrow. Tari Pori MP James Marape says their camp is steadfast despite not declaring any candidate for the Prime Minister post.

“The Opposition is kind enough to offer the opportunity for anyone for the PM seat”

Marape  says the camp as 57 MPs who are ready come tomorrow.

Grand chief and Enga Governor Sir Peter Ipatas joined the Laguna camp this morning as well. Sir Peter was greeted with much jubilation from Marape and other MPs. The Enga Governor reiterated that he has been instrumental under Prime Minister’s leadership but now is committed to hear the cries of the people and that is for a better Government.

“My advice has fallen on deaf ears, my stand to join Laguna camp is to do Government business different and focus on the priority areas to improve lives of people.”

Among leaders who spoke, former Prime Minister Sir Mekere Morauta says like-minded leaders want change and better leadership.

Meanwhile another coalition partner of the People’s National Congress has announced its defection.

Peoples Party leader and Jiwaka Governor Dr William Tongamp says under the party constitution, rule of law and zero tolerance of corruption were the two points stressed when comparing Government leadership.

Tongamp says under his leadership, the party will camp with the alternate Government at Laguna.

 Former Party leader and Enga Governor Sir Peter Ipatas was present during the announcement this morning.

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