By Meriba Tulo – EMTV News, Port Moresby
The largest political party in the Parliamentary Opposition today (01 November, 2018) welcomed five more members, boosting its numbers in preparation for an expected Vote-of-No-Confidence.
Today, the National Alliance welcomed members from the PNG Party, who have resolved to merge with NA in a move to bolster numbers.
NA Party Leader, Patrick Pruaitch, announced this development in Port Moresby.
Flanked by its Parliamentary Members, as well as Founder, Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare, National Alliance Party Leader, Patrick Pruaitch confirmed the increase in their numbers today, with the addition of PNG Party’s Five Members officially joining NA.
According to Mr Pruaitch, this was a way of solidifying the National Alliance, especially when there were talks of a looming vote-of-no-confidence, due in early 2019.
Belden Namah, the leader of PNG Party, has returned back to the Party he was once part of, when he first entered politics.
The Member for Vanimo Green made it known that this was a calculated move to solidify the Opposition.
With Mr Namah, the other four members of PNG Party are now NA Members.
And according to Sir Mekere, they are now stronger and more prepared to provide a better alternative to the current Government.
Whilst the spotlight today was on the elected MPs, former Prime Minister and the Party’s First Leader, Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare, spoke of the need for a change in Government, following what he says are bad decisions affecting the people of Papua New Guinea.