The National – Tuesday, December 21, 2010
THE election of the governor-general by the Somare-led government in June this year, which has since been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, is a big embarrassment for this country and the current government.
Knowingly breaching the procedures as stated under the constitution in the election of the GG was a deliberate act of desperation by the Somare government.
The act of open election was obviously to “force” the government MPs to vote for the NA party’s candidate.
Any obvious deviation on the part of any of the MPs on the government’s side would have resulted in the victimisation of that particular MP.
This scenario obviously paints a bad picture of the sidelined prime minister that he is manipulative and thinks he is above the law of the country.
It is a good thing that Sir Michael Somare has been sidelined as PNG desperately need good national leaders who are law-abiding and capable of making good and fair national laws.