The controversial issues surrounding citizenship allegations against Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has landed in court.
Madang MP Bryan Kramer has alleged Peter O’Neill was not a PNG citizen and so he was not eligible to be a Member of Parliament and be Prime Minister.
Peter O’Neill has declared in court this afternoon that he is not an Australian citizen and he had never been an Australian citizen.
He also declared he does not hold an Australian Passport.
Before close of business today, his lawyers obtained an order restraining Hon. Bryan Kramer from defaming him either in person or in writing.
Among the 21 facts presented in an affidavit today, it was adduced that Australia never issues visa to its citizens, and that Peter O’Neill has tendered copies of his PNG Passport and his Australian Visa.
Post Courier has obtained copies of the documents.
“I am a citizen of Papua New Guinea and hold a current Papua New Guinea passport,” he said.
“I was born in Pangia in the Southern Highlands Province on 13th February 1965.”
“My parents were Brian Maxwell O’Neill and Awambo Yari.”
Read more about this in the paper tomorrow.