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September 17, 2021

PNG party files court order to restrain Parliament sitting

PNG Party leader Belden Namah and his partners have filed a court order to restrain Parliament saying that it is for the benefit of the people of Papua New Guinea that the remaining 5 seats are declared before parliament can resume.

The member for Vanimo Green River was all smiles flanked by his PNG Party MPs and other collation partners who are confident they will muster the numbers to beat Peter O’Neill on the floor of parliament.

With six more writs yet to be returned, Namah claims Wednesday’s return of writs and the invitation by Governor General were all influenced by O’Neill.

Supporting his leader, the deputy leader of PNG Party and member for Bulolo Sam Basil said if all goes well with the court proceeding, parliament should be restrained from meeting.

Other collation partners also expressed disappointment about the recall of parliament despite the 5 seats yet to be declared. Member elect of Rabaul Open, Dr.Allan Marat said the act is unconstitutional.

However, despite their claims, the parliament still went ahead and voted the new Speaker and the new Prime Minister of the 9th Parliament.

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