Fairweather: I’m no political puppy

The National, Wednesday July 20th, 2016

Sumkar MP and People’s Progress Party member Ken Fairweather says he is not a “political puppy dog” to be pulled around in camps and has returned to Madang to launch a new high school in his district.
He was with PPP leader Ben Micah, South Bougainville MP Timothy Masiu and Kainantu MP Johnson Tuke last Friday when the party announced its defection to Opposition but decided not to stay in camp at Laguna Hotel and has returned home.
Fairweather, a Karkar Island-based businessman and Highlands Highway truck operator known for his non-conformist style of politics, said from Madang yesterday he saw the numbers game being played by both Government and Opposition camps as a waste of time and money.
He was a member of Prime Minister Peter O’Neill’s People’s National Congress before moving to PPP last August.
“I am a free spirit, not a political puppy dog, I am back in Madang where life goes on.
“Today (yesterday), my district starts to build Sumgilbar High School, a project which was promised to the people 35 years ago.
“I came back to do that because I just can’t sit around like a puppy dog waiting for someone to pat me. Now I am in a camp of one.”
Fairweather said he will  return to Port Moresby before Friday for the no-confidence motion.