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All signatures for Vote of No Confidence in order : Opposition

The Opposition says all signatures to the Motion on No Confidence vote against the Prime Minister are in order and that there should Not be any excuses to prevent the motion being tested on the floor of Parliament.
Opposition Leader, Don Polye said Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare has written to the Speaker of Parliament that he had signed and seconded the motion.
Grand Chief Sir Michael’s signature was the subject of deliberation by the in-house committee raising questions on the validity of it.
Even Kerenga Kua, also a member of the National Alliance party wrote to the Speaker of Parliament that the signature in a motion to topple the PM was his.
Mr Polye said there should not be any excuses by the committee and that Opposition is ready to test the motion on the floor of Parliament.
Mover of the Motion and Deputy Opposition Leader, Sam Basil said the committee even stooped too low questioning the eligibility of Vanimo Green MP, Belden Namah as a member of Parliament.
Mr Basil provided copies of the court order which Mr Namah successfully obtained to stay the leadership Tribunal into allegations of misconduct in office against Mr Namah.
Mr Basil explained that the stay order obtained by Namah automatically allows Mr Namah to be a member of Parliament.
Mr Basil said given that reason, Mr Namah’s signature was valid.
Meanwhile, Shadow Attorney General and Rabaul MP, Dr. Allan Marat says the in-house committee which deliberates on the motion of no confidence has stepped out of line performing functions that are NOT stipulated under the roles and functions of the committee.
Dr. Marat said the role of the committee is to verify if the motion is of national importance yet it deviated questioning the signatures of members who signed for the motion.
Dr. Marat expressed fears about the future of the country following the current trend by this government challenging all standing orders of the Parliament in courts thus dragging the democratic process

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