National Alliance President, Walter Schnaubelt, in a press conference today said NA is confident of forming the government despite a clear lead by the People’s National Congress Party.
He confirmed that there are indeed plans brewing among PNC’s rival parties, NA included, to oust the current government.
Despite already losing one of their candidates, Malakai Tabar, the party now stands at 2 of its 30 candidates declared behind PANGU 5 and PNC 6.
Schnaubelt made no attempt to downplay the fact that NA was among many parties determined to oust the PNC-led government at all cost.
He confirmed that there were talks between NA and PANGU Pati to form a coalition government as a final resolution.
“At the moment forming coalition is not in sight, we want to focus on getting the numbers on our side.”
He said at the moment it was liaising with independent candidates and smaller parties to join forces and make the required 25 candidates needed to form government.
The recently declared Namatanai Open member-elect also responded to reports of foul play during election, saying simply “it is what it is” and that everybody just needs to get past it.
He also denied allegations made against him of having been in possession of ballot boxes during the counting period.
“I did the hard yards…I got there honestly,” Schnaubelt said.
In the same way, he says NA is confident that it will form a “legit” government.