Monday, December 19, 2011

Chief Secretary recognises O'Neill as Prime Minister

Chief Secretary Manasupe Zurenuoc says he recognises Peter O'Neill as the legitimate prime minister of Papua New Guinea and not Sir Michael Somare.
Zurenuoc, who has met both O'Neill and Sir Michael, said while the Supreme Court has restored Sir Michael as prime minister, he did not have the numbers to rule.
"We accept the fact that the Supreme Court has restored Sir Michael Somare as Prime Minister," he said.
"However, in our system of government, the majority rules.
"Despite the court restoring Sir Michael, he is not in control of the government."
Zurenuoc today had an urgent meeting with all his department secretaries regarding the current political impasse in PNG.
"I told them to get on with the job of running government," he said.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3:53 PM

    That would be the most logical conclusion to reach.
    Havn't seen te SC Orders, would be interesting to see if they infact say what Somare says.