Monday, December 27, 2010

Namah welcomes Supreme Court ruling

Leader of PNG Party Hon Belden Namah has welcomed the Supreme Court ruling on Christmas Eve ordering the acting speaker Francis Marus to recall Parliament to elect a new governor general by or on January 20, 2011.

Namah said the Supreme Court ruling confirmed the common knowledge that the current National Alliance-led was hell-bent in breaking laws and the constitution to remain in power.

“It was very clear and obvious that that the government breached the constitution in the so-called re-election of Sir Paulias Matane as governor general on June 25, 2010 for another six-year term,” he said.

“The suspended Prime Minister Sir Michael Somare has been involved in the election of all governors general since independence. 

“He claims to have written the constitution and yet he chose not to abide by constitution he crafted himself.

“Sir Michael himself has endlessly been seeking relief through courts to deliberately avoid facing a Leadership Tribunal for alleged misconduct in office charges.

“Today Papua New Guinea does not have a governor general, prime minister, acting speaker and acting deputy prime minister.

“We are in serious constitutional crisis.”

Namah called for a mass exodus of concerned parliamentarians currently in government and join parties in the opposition to elect a new governor general and a new prime minister.

He urged all MPs to put PNG and its people ahead of personal, party and sectional interests.

“We have a paramount duty to correct the wrongs of this corruption-tainted government,” Namah said.

“People in all sectors of the whole PNG community are fed up.

“We’re at the mercy of the people’s goodness, but the patience of many is running thin.

“If we fail to fix the mess created by this Government, we’re in for big trouble.”

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