Finance Minister, James Marape, in a media statement has said People’s Progress Party (PPP) leader Ben Micah’s move to the opposition was because he had wanted the Deputy Prime Minister’s seat, but was denied.
The Kavieng MP went on talkback radio yesterday describing the assertions as “lies to cover the truth.”
Marape criticised the move by Micah and seven of his party members to the opposition last Friday before the Vote of No Confidence was introduced.
Yestreday on the PPP leader explained his motives.
On top of his list was the university student unrest in the country, and the current union stop work protests.
He said that he realised that the current government’s way of dealing with the situation wasn’t right.
Meanwhile, on the issue of Minister for Mining and fellow PPP member Byron Chan not moving to opposition with other PPP members, Micah had this to say: “He is the son of Sir Julius Chan and on Friday he will be sitting next to me.”