The recently revived Pangu Party’s parliamentary wing will soon boost its number of members after receiving a nod from the Member for Tari Pori James Marape and his team, to join the party.
Pangu Party’s interim parliamentary leader, Morobe Governor Ginson Saonu, said they have sorted out their internal problems and are now looking forward to working together with like minded leaders to pull this country out of the burden its currently in.
That is why Governor Saonu extended his invitation to Marape and his People’s National Congress (PNC) faction that defected from the government, to join Pangu Party.
“I officially on behalf of the Pangu Party caucus,Pangu executives and Pangu supporters nationwide, formally invite Honorable James Marape and his PNC team, if they can join my team so we can have alike minded team to talk about PNG’s future developments,” the governor said.
Marape accepted the invitation and said the breakaway PNC faction of 15 members will officially tender in their resignations next week and then following that officially join Pangu Party.
“This is now a restructure of like minded leaders, we can come together under one umbrella and Pangu Party gives an opportune time for younger generation of leaders today to embrace with those who served longtime,” said Marape.
“This is an opportunity for young leaders to embrace the past, prepare a nation for life beyond. The performance in as far as harnessing the resources of a nation to translate to development has been very,very poor so far. So long we have been subscribed to corporate interest,foreign interest and individual interest and that is why this crop of leadershave broken free and to establish as platform for which we can be truly economically independent.”
Marape said Pangu is an iconic party and being the party responsible for the country’s independence, it is a good place to start and work towards achieving true economic independence along with the other leaders in the alternative government.
The acceptance by Marape will see the current six Pangu members merge with the 15 members to come up with 21 Pangu Party Members in parliament.