Opposition Leader Sir Mekere Morauta said today that the Somare Government is very scared of losing power.
“It is clearly doing everything it can to make sure that the Opposition’s planned motion of no-confidence is killed,” he said.
“A band of royal visits to Cairns using the aerial PMV (Falcon Jet)which cost the public K130 million to buy – Somare is yet to disclose the operational costs of his PMV – has been going on over the last two weeks to court the Speaker.
“The visits were led by Father Somare and concluded by Son Somare.”
The Opposition Leader said that he was sure the Speaker was fully aware of his duty and obligation under the Constitution to process the motion and let the people’s representatives decide by voting, democratically, as provided for in PNG’s laws.
“I urge the Speaker to withstand the onslaught of rogues who are asking him to disobey the Constitution.”
Sir Mekere has called on Members of Parliament in the current Government ranks and the public to speak out and urge the Speaker to allow the motion to be tabled.
“The Opposition intends to re-submit the motion on Tuesday and expects the Speaker to table it and to adjourn Parliament for a week,” he said.
“PNG Party will lead the march to oust this evil arrogant Government.”
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Mekere Morauta KCMG MP
Leader of the Opposition andMember for Moresby North-West