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Somares back Basil and Pangu Party

The Somare family  has backed Pangu Party and its leader Sam Basil. Sir Michael Somare  resigned from National Alliance Party last year after stating he was unhappy with the way the country’s economy was been run. He has not joined any political party  since his resignation from NA but has blessed Pangu Party that once he formed and now led by Bulolo MP Sam Basil. 

Now Somare's daughter Dulciana Somare has joined Pangu party. This was announced by party leader and Deputy Opposition leader Sam Basil  in a media conference yesterday. Ms Somare has been  appointment as Pangu Party’s strategic policy adviser.

The youngest of the Somare siblings who grew up in Pangu Party said she had not affiliation with any political party so she was free to join the party she was born into.

"To be back in Pangu Party feels like coming home and I am happy to be part of a party that I grew up in," she said

Ms Somare said she was born when her father became Chief Minister in 1973 and she did not know anything about politics but it is in the blood.

Ms Somare has qualifications in political science, law and public policy and has been engaged at certain policy advisory levels in different organisations around the world.

She is currently the deputy executive director of the Pacific Institute of Public Policy, a public policy think-tank based in Vanuatu

Mr Basil said that Dulciana Somare has not made a mistake to join the Pangu Party which is a partner in the Opposition led by THE Party leader Don Polye.

"With the young Somare in the team, I believe the new generation Pangu Pati will transform this country and restore its glory that has been destroyed over the years," he said. Ms Somare said she has faith in an opposition that has the people’s trust and support and she is happy to be part of it.

Ms Dulciana Somare is likely to contest the East Sepik Governor seat in next year’s election after her father announced his retirement from active politics last week.

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