GOVT FIRM AHEAD OF PARLT MEET

"Prime Minister Peter O'Neill in a statement says at present they have more than 60 Members of Parliament meeting together as part of Government."

The Government Coalition is confident they have the numbers to continue to govern for the remainder of this Parliamentary term, as mandated by the people of PNG at the 2017 elections.

Prime Minister Peter O'Neill in a statement says at present they have more than 60 Members of Parliament meeting together as part of Government.

He says Coalition Members are intact and supportive of the Government led by the People’s National Congress Party.

“The legislation passed by the Morauta Government has stabilised two governments over four teams of Parliament, and we anticipate this to continue.

“This stability has come under threat because of the ambitions of some self-interested individuals who have not clearly outlined their policies to the Nation over the past 20 months in any way shape or form.

“This is in clear contrast to the policies that have been and continue to be delivered by the PNC-led Government Coalition.

“The attempt to destabilise a duly mandated government through threats, intimidation and fake news through social media is now taking place in this country.

“I urge all thinking Papua New Guineans to refrain from partaking in this illegal attempt to bring down a properly mandated government.

“It is disappointing to see the National Alliance Party vigorously encouraging the behind the scenes activities to destabilise political parties when they had enjoyed the legitimacy of the legislation over two terms in government, but NA is not prepared to allow other parties mandated through election to the same opportunity to govern.”

May 6, 2019