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By Staff Reporter : PNG Today

Somare chooses Kua over others to form next government

Sir Michael
Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare has declare that  he is supporting   Sinasina-Yonggamugl MP Kerenga Kua to form the next government after 2017 General Elections.

Speaking during the National Party fundraiser at Dynasty Restaurant in Port Moresby last Friday, the founding father said he wants to see the National Party and other political parties grow in number to be able to form the next Government.

He said his support for the National Party is in fact a reciprocal to the support the party gave as one of the first political parties and he believes that it would be the political vehicle to change the destiny of the country.

He said he was sad to see Mr Kua leave the National Alliance Party this year but he is reassured that he has found a political vehicle where not only is he behind the wheel but he can choose the desired destination and follow that course.

"The vehicle of choice of course is the National Party and I feel I am among old friends on Mr Kua’s journey. My dealings with the National Party began with the late Thomas Kavali who became a member of the House of Assembly and was part of my first Cabinet in 1972. But another important founding member of the National Party was the vibrant late Iambakey Okuk who really gave prominence to the party after leaving Pangu Pati," he said.

"In those early years our thoughts were first and foremost to unite the people of PNG. We did not have Digicel or other such technologies so you can imagine how difficult that ambition seemed for us and unimaginable at best for the rest of the country. But we did it!

"We had determined leaders like Sir Pita Lus who despite his lack of education and our own crude levels of education we agreed on ideologies that would lead to the establishment of the goals and directives for the emerging state of Papua New Guinea.

"A real success today for me is the pride our people have in our separate ethnicity and identity..."

Post Courier/ PNG Today

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