Keep your reputation and step aside, Sir Michael

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The National, Monday 19th December 2011

With only a few months remaining till the next election, it is hard to believe that someone who has been in politics for more than 40 years is desperate to get the prime minister’s post back.
With due respect to Sir Michael Somare, I do not expect him to bring about any development in the remaining four months before writs are issued.
He had nine years but failed to deliver anything.
But it took Peter O’Neill less than two months to make so much positive impact for the people.
So what does he intend to deliver within the next four months?
Free education?
Free health services?
Reduce personal in­come tax?
Reduce the prices of basic goods?
Or is there something more sinister?
I dare to say more than 90% of Papua New Gui­neans want O’Neill to remain as prime minister.
I urge Sir Michael to retire and not to further destroy his reputation.

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