NA Momase backs Pruaitch

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The National- Wednesday, January 26, 2011

 THE National Alliance Momase branch MP’s have thrown their support behind suspended deputy leader Patrick Pruaitch to lead the group into the elections next year.

The NA Momase branch held a meeting in Wewak yesterday where a lot of issues were raised including the current political issues and strategies for next year’s general elections.

The meeting, chaired by Pruaitch, was attended by nine NA members from the region. Bogia MP John Hickey, who was in his electorate, and Arthur Somare were unable to attend the meeting.

The meeting also coincided with the opening of the facilities in Wewak by the prime minister.

NA spokesperson Joyce Grant said it was the first meeting by the NA Momase group that discussed political and development issues in the districts, province and region.

She said although Pruaitch was under suspension by the courts, he remained an MP and the members have confidence in him leading the group.

This is the first meeting that the Momase branch held to get themselves organised and prepare strategies for the elections.