Opposition Pushes for Vote of No Confidence


By Jack Lapauve Jr, EMTV – Port Moresby

The Opposition has again expressed concerns as to why the government is trying its best to deny attempts for the motion for the vote of no confidence.

Members of the opposition rallied yesterday afternoon stating that the government’should allow the floor to decide and test the strength of numbers.

Another attempt for the motion was presented to Office of the Speaker for deliberation, but was unsuccessful.

They say the deliberate act by the government does not show true democracy. The opposition is also concerned with how the Permanent Parliamentary Committee on Private Business is handling matters to carry out a motion and challenge the ruling government.

Opposition Leader, Don Polye, says if all process is followed, let the process take its course on the floor of parliament.

“We are intact but the government is looking for ways to block our efforts,” Polye said.

In the meantime, Deputy Opposition Leader, Sam Basil, said a recent statement by Finance Minister, James Marape, must be retrieved because Basil did not forge the signature for East Sepik Governor, Sir Michael Somare, in the previous motion filed to the Speakers Office.

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