Dismissed MP’s given opportunity to appeal

Sunday, 9 June 2024, 8:38 pm

File photo dated June 2023, Pangu Pati supports Francesca Semoso as the candidate for the North Bougainville by-election.

Twelve Pangu’s members who defected to the Opposition have been given the choice to appeal for re-admittance to the party.

A meeting of the Pati’s parliamentary wing resolved on Thursday last week that the 12 MP’s led by Renbo Paita be given 7 days’ notice of their dismissal from the Pati. 

Four of the MP’s Finschafen MP, Renbo Paita, Moresby North West MP, Lohia Boe Samuel, Goilala MP, Cashmiro Aia and Lagaip MP, Amos Akem were present in the meeting.

“Those MPs who defected were asked to present their case, after which the meeting resolved that the 12 MPs be given seven days' notice of their dismissal from the party,” Prime Minister Marape said.

“The Pangu Pati Constitution gives them the choice to appeal if they do choose to appeal, for re-admittance to the party.”

Prime Minister Marape continued, “Also at that meeting, Deputy Prime Minister Rosso and I placed our leadership on the table and let the party decide. I am humbled by the fact that the Pangu Pati MPs unanimously agreed that there is no leadership vacancy. They reaffirmed that the leadership was confirmed at the recent Pangu Pati National Convention.”

The Prime Minister stressed that Pangu Pati is an icon and as the parliamentary leader his trying his best to set the party to deliver on its commitments to the people especially on economic independence going forward and beyond.