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Papua New Guinea

Pangu Pati gives ultimatum

BY GORETHY KENNETH

THE parliamentary wing of Pangu Pati has threatened to resign masse from the party if its national executives do not convene a national convention in two months.

Bulolo MP Sam Basil, Goilala MP William Samb, Rai Coast MP Peter Sapia, Morobe Governor Ginson Saonu, Sumkar MP Chris Nangoi, Lufa MP Moriape Kavori, Lae MP John Rosso, Menyamya MP Thomas Pelika, Nawae MP Kennedy Wenge, Tewae-Siassi MP Kobby Bomareo, Central Governor Robert Agarobe, Finschhafen MP Rainbo Paita, Markham MP Koni Iguan, Rigo MP Lekwa Gure and Sohe Open Henry Amuli have signed an agreement to that effect.

“Take notice that should you fail to comply with this letter of demand then we hereby forewarn you that the entire parliamentary wing of the Pangu Pati Inc. will resign en masse from the party. In other words, the party will lose all its elected members which is a total of 15 Members of Parliament,” the members said in a letter to the party executives.

“Given all the in-fighting, and the lack of fundraising for depleted Pangu Pati bank accounts, everyone will have to prove their sincerity and loyalty by meeting their own air, sea or land transport costs to the venue.

The convening of the National Convention has been an outstanding matter that you have failed to attend to previously and as such there is a clear and apparent breach of the party constitution.

“Please be advised that it has come to the attention of the Pangu Pati Inc. parliamentary wing that pertinent issues relative to the running of the political party have been unnecessarily litigated in court due to an impasse between the national executives and the parliamentary wing leader Sam Basil, MP.

“Hence, in the best interests of the party and the people that voted for us in the 2017 National General Election we forward this letter of demand to you as a matter of urgency to resolve these matters at the supreme ruling authority of Pangu Pati Inc.

“Pursuant to Clause 19 and Clause 20 of the Constitution of the Pangu Pati Inc. we hereby demand that you within eight weeks of the date of this letter give notice of the convening of the national convention of the party.”

The parliamentary wing of Pangu Pati has pre-booked Markham Valley Secondary School including catering arrangements and set down Thur-Sat, Jan 24-26, 2019 as appropriate date for the national convention.

This addresses availability of the school facilities as the students will still be on holiday – availability of MPs most of whom are from Morobe Province and parliament sitting which resumes on Feb 2019.

“We trust that you fully appreciate the contents of this letter and look forward to your positive response. This action is taken in the best interests of the party and we as mandated leaders owe it to our voters to ensure that we are part of a party moving forward and not one with unresolved in-house issues,” the letter indicated.

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